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  1. #1 6-6-12: Today in History 
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    D-Day, 1944
    American Revolution
    New York Patriot Marinus Willet seizes British weapons, 1775
    First drive-in movie theater opens, 1933
    Civil War
    Union claims Memphis in naval battle, 1862
    Cold War
    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
    General Interest
    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
    Old West
    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
    Vietnam War
    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
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    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
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