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    Lead Story
    John Wayne dies, 1979
    American Revolution
    Congress appoints Committee of Five to draft the Declaration of Independence, 1776
    Automotive
    "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" released; features 1961 Ferrari, 1986
    Civil War
    Yankees seek to destroy rail line at Trevilian Station, 1864
    Cold War
    China issues warrant for Tiananmen dissident, 1989
    Crime
    Alcatraz proves escapable for three men, 1962
    Disaster
    Tragedy at Le Mans, 1955
    General Interest
    Henry VIII marries first wife, 1509
    Jeannette Rankin born, 1880
    D-Day landing forces converge, 1944
    University of Alabama desegregated, 1963
    Six-Day War ends, 1967
    Hollywood
    E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial released, 1982
    Literary
    William Styron is born, 1925
    Music
    Hank Williams, Sr., makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, 1949
    Old West
    Russian explorer Izmailov arrives at Yakutat Bay, Alaska, 1788
    Presidential
    JFK faces down defiant governor, 1963
    Sports
    Ben Hogan wins U.S. Open with courageous comeback, 1950
    Vietnam War
    Buddhist immolates himself in protest, 1963
    Battle for control of Kompong Speu in Cambodia, 1970
    World War I
    Allies launch counterattack against Germans in France, 1918
    World War II
    Britain strikes back at Italy, 1940
    Operation Corkscrew is launched by Britain, 1943

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    1865 - The Texas State Treasury in Austin was robbed. The thieves stole about $17,000 and fled to Mt. Bonnell. Only one robber was captured.

    1936 - President Franklin Roosevelt and Governor James Allred officiated the groundbreaking of the Texas Memorial Museum. The museum opened on January 15, 1939.
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    Saturday June 11 1864
    In the Shenandoah Valley

    U.S. Gen. David Hunter was in the middle of a campaign in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that would make Shermanís March Through Georgia pale in comparison. While Phil Sheridan was busy fighting the Battle of Trevilian Station, claimed by some to be the biggest cavalry battle of the War, Hunter was busy in Lexington. First he burned the Virginia Military Institute, most of whose faculty, staff and students were off serving the Confederacy. He then committed depredations on historic Washington College including, allegedly, stabling his menís horses in the main building. The major military consequence of this was that Hunterís delay allowed Jubal Early to join forces with Breckinridge at Lynchburg.
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