Thread: 6-6-12: Today in History
#1 6-6-12: Today in History06-06-2012, 01:35 PM
New York Patriot Marinus Willet seizes British weapons, 1775
First drive-in movie theater opens, 1933
Union claims Memphis in naval battle, 1862
Vance affirms Carter's interest in human rights, 1977
A teenaged mother gives birth and murders her baby at the prom, 1997
Train avoids cow, but kills 600, 1981
The Ashmolean opens, 1683
President Jackson rides the Iron Horse, 1833
James Meredith shot, 1966
Indian army storms Golden Temple, 1984
Sex and the City premieres on HBO, 1998
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four is published, 1949
The Ed Sullivan Show airs for the very last time, 1971
William Quantrill killed by Union soldiers, 1865
General Dwight D. Eisenhower launches Operation Overlord, 1944
Eddie Murray sets career RBI record for a switch hitter, 1992
U.S. reconnaissance jets shot down over Laos, 1964
South Vietnamese forces clear Kontum of communist troops, 1972
World War I
Battle of Belleau Wood begins, 1918
World War II
Allies invade France, 1944
06-06-2012, 07:41 PM
1936 - In Dallas' Fair Park, the Texas Centennial Exposition opened in celebration of 100 years since Texas Independence.
1944 - In Normandy, France, the Second Ranger Battalion, lead by James Earl Rudder stormed the beach at Pointe du Hoc. Later in life Rudder became president of Texas A&M. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Rudder with the Distinguished Service Medal.
1981 - The first class of thirty-two physician graduated from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine.
2009 - The first event, a George Strait concert, was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.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.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
Originally Posted by Carol
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