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  1. #1 6-13-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    The Miranda rights are established, 1966
    American Revolution
    Lafayette arrives in South Carolina, 1777
    Automotive
    First auto race held from Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, 1895
    Civil War
    Grant swings toward Petersburg, 1864
    Cold War
    "Pentagon Papers" damage credibility of Cold War policy, 1971
    Crime
    Jurors begin deliberations in Susan Polk trial, 2006
    Disaster
    Hurricane Agnes is born, 1972
    General Interest
    Alexander the Great dies, 323 B.C.
    Peasant army marches into London, 1381
    Thurgood Marshall appointed to Supreme Court, 1967
    Pioneer 10 departs solar system, 1983
    Tutu meets with Botha, 1986
    Hollywood
    Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita released, 1962
    Literary
    Dorothy Sayers is born, 1893
    Music
    Linda Ronstadt has her first #1 hit on the country-music charts, 1975
    Old West
    Meriwether Lewis reaches the Great Falls, 1805
    Presidential
    Thomas Jefferson subpoenaed in Aaron Burr's treason trial, 1807
    Sports
    Christy Matthewson throws second no-hitter, 1905
    Vietnam War
    The New York Times publishes the "Pentagon Papers", 1971
    Kissinger and Le Duc Tho sign new peace agreement, 1973
    World War I
    Kaiser Wilhelm concludes meeting with Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 1914
    World War II
    Germans launch V-1 rocket attack against Britain, 1944

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    1875 - Miriam "Ma" Ferguson was born. She served as the first woman governor of Texas from 1924 to 1926.

    1940 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the $25 million appropriations bill for the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi.

    1992 - Law enforcement officials in Texas called for a ban on Ice-T's "Cop Killer" album.

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    1842 - Queen Victoria was the first Monarch to ride on a train taking a 25 minute trip from Slough to Paddington,

    1927 - Charlie Lindberg got ticker tape thrown at him in New York.

    1935 - James Braddock defeated Max Baer in a 15 round bout in Long Island.
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    2012 - San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain throws the first perfect game in franchise history, beating the Houston Astros 10-0.

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