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    Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm, 1752
    American Revolution
    John Adams proposes a Continental Army, 1775
    Automotive
    Paul Newman finishes second in 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1979
    Civil War
    Confederates score victory at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, 1864
    Cold War
    Eisenhower rejects calls for U.S. "isolationism", 1953
    Crime
    Doughnut truck thief arrested, 2002
    Disaster
    Evacuations save lives in the Philippines, 1991
    General Interest
    First Salem witch hanging, 1692
    Alcoholics Anonymous founded, 1935
    Norway surrenders to Germany, 1940
    Mandela writes from prison, 1980
    Hollywood
    Last episode of The Sopranos airs, 2007
    Literary
    Tolstoy disguises himself as a peasant and leaves on a pilgrimage, 1881
    Music
    Luther Campbell and fellow 2LiveCrew members are arrested on obscenity charges, 1990
    Old West
    Arizona Deputy Sheriff Billy Daniels is killed, 1885
    Presidential
    JFK has busy day, 1963
    Sports
    Joe Nuxhall makes MLB debut at 15, 1944
    Vietnam War
    Battle begins at Dong Xoai, 1965
    Westmoreland gives farewell press conference in Saigon, 1968
    World War I
    Italians renew battle on mountain-tops in Trentino, 1917
    World War II
    Italy declares war on France and Great Britain, 1940

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    The Battle of Brice's Crossroads was fought on Friday June 10 1864

    Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, USA, had been chasing Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Confederate cavalry force. On this date in 1864 something awful happened. He caught them.

    In what is variously known as the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads aka Tishomingo Creek, Forrest slammed into Sturgis’ men. The fight turned into a rout. Forrest captured most of the artillery and quite a number of Sturgis's troops.
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    1905 - Willie Lewis was born in Cleburne, Texas. He was a jazz clarinetist and became the first black expatriot jazz bandleader in Europe.

    1940 - At the University of Texas at Austin, the first annual meeting of Lone Star Boys' State program took place.
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    On This Day in 1964, Democrats Filibustered the Civil Rights Act

    June 10, 1964, was a dramatic day in the United States Senate. For the first time in its history, cloture was invoked on a civil rights bill, ending a record-breaking filibuster by Democrats that had consumed fifty-seven working days. The hero of the hour was minority leader Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (R-Ill.).

    On June 10, 1964, Democrats filibustered the Civil Rights Act.
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    On this day in 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats’ 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd “the conscience of the Senate.”

    In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality.

    Michael Zak wrote about this in his book Back to Basics for the Republican Party and reminds us that Democrats, the party of Slavery, Secession, Segregation and the KKK… fought against equality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    On This Day in 1964, Democrats Filibustered the Civil Rights Act

    June 10, 1964, was a dramatic day in the United States Senate. For the first time in its history, cloture was invoked on a civil rights bill, ending a record-breaking filibuster by Democrats that had consumed fifty-seven working days. The hero of the hour was minority leader Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (R-Ill.).

    On June 10, 1964, Democrats filibustered the Civil Rights Act.
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