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  1. #1 6-5-12: Today in History 
    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
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    FDR takes United States off gold standard, 1933
    American Revolution
    Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations, is baptized in Scotland, 1723
    Autoworkers' union calls strike at GM parts factory, 1998
    Civil War
    Union routs Rebels at the Battle of Piedmont, 1864
    Cold War
    George Marshall calls for aid to Europe, 1947
    Bobby Kennedy is assassinated, 1968
    Constantinople burns, 1870
    General Interest
    Profumo resigns in sex scandal, 1963
    Six-Day War begins, 1967
    Robert F. Kennedy shot, 1968
    Ronald Reagan dies, 2004
    Jennifer Lopez marries Marc Anthony, 2004
    Ken Follett is born, 1949
    Elvis rocks The Milton Berle Show, 1956
    Old West
    Discoverer of Klondike Gold dies, 1922
    Cleveland denies widow her husband's military pension, 1888
    FDR warns Japanese against using poison gas, 1942
    Julie Krone wins the Belmont Stakes, 1993
    Vietnam War
    Robert Kennedy shot after California primary, 1968
    Laird testifies before Congress, 1972
    World War I
    British War Minister Lord Kitchener drowns, 1916
    World War II
    Allies prepare for D-Day, 1944
    "No, I'm not getting rid of ICE like how would we keep drinks cold"
    Alexandria Ocasio Cortez
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1931 - David Browning, Jr. was born. He was a three-time Texas state diving champion and won an Olympic Gold medal in 1952.

    1837 - The city of Houston was incorporated. It had been founded on August 30, 1836.

    1837 - The Congress of the Republic of Texas granted a charter for the establishment of a nonsectarian, nonpolitical seminary in Independence, Washington County.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    . If you ain't havin' fun, it's your own damn fault
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