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    Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes, 1777
    American Revolution
    Continental Congress chooses national flag, 1777
    Automotive
    "The Bourne Identity," featuring famous Mini chase scene, is released, 2002
    Civil War
    Union defeated at the Second Battle of Winchester, 1863
    Cold War
    First nationwide civil defense drill held, 1954
    Crime
    TWA flight 847 is hijacked by terrorists, 1985
    Disaster
    Flash flood devastates Oregon town, 1903
    General Interest
    Bounty mutiny survivors reach Timor, 1789
    UNIVAC computer dedicated, 1951
    Falkland Islands War ends, 1982
    Hollywood
    Queen Elizabeth makes Helen Mirren a Dame, 2003
    Literary
    Harriet Beecher Stowe is born, 1811
    Music
    Folk singer Burl Ives is born, 1909
    Old West
    California's Bear Flag revolt begins, 1846
    Presidential
    Harding becomes first president to be heard on the radio, 1922
    Sports
    Jordan leads Bulls to sixth NBA title, 1998
    Vietnam War
    Dr. Spock convicted for aiding draft resisters, 1968
    U.S. command announces troop withdrawal, 1969
    World War I
    U.S. President Woodrow Wilson gives Flag Day address, 1917
    Linda Numbers born
    World War II
    Germans enter Paris, 1940

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    Thanks for including me! I'm pretty historic, all right. :)
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    1881 - The Laredo Times was founded. In 1926, the paper became the first English-language paper on the border to include a Spanish section.

    1920 - In Alpine, in Brewster County, Sul Ross State Normal College began operations. The school later became known as Sul Ross State University.

    1958 - Elvis Presley returned to Fort Hood, TX, for ten weeks of advanced tank training.

    1983 - Five people were killed in a wing of a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, TX. The fire began in stacked rolls of carpet and padding, the fumes that ensued were toxic.

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    1954 - The words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

    2002 - In Lubbock, TX, a power failure ended a Britney Spears concert after only two songs
    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.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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    2002 - In Lubbock, TX, a power failure ended a Britney Spears concert after only two songs
    See, there IS a God.
    Good men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
    rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.



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    Sunday June 14 1863

    Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia were on the move. Unfortunately for Maj. Gen. R.H. Milroy and his 6900 Union troops at Winchester, Lee was on the move directly towards him. Not believing that the impending threat was genuine, he was slow to begin a withdrawal to Harpers Ferry.

    Abraham Lincoln, in one of his classic dispatches to Gen Hooker, asked: “If the head of Lee’s army is at Martinsburg and the tail of it on the Plank Road between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the animal must be very slim somewhere. Could you not break him?”
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Thanks for including me! I'm pretty historic, all right. :)
    Happy Birthday, another year!
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