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    Lead Story
    Statue of Liberty arrives, 1885
    American Revolution
    Battle of Bunker Hill begins, 1775
    Automotive
    O.J. Simpson leads L.A. police on a high-speed chase, 1994
    Civil War
    Union Colonel Strong Vincent is born, 1837
    Cold War
    Soviets crush anti-government riots in East Berlin, 1953
    Crime
    Nixon's re-election employees are arrested for burglary, 1972
    Disaster
    Bridge collapses, killing workers, 1958
    General Interest
    Drake claims California for England, 1579
    The Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775
    France to surrender, 1940
    Watergate burglars arrested, 1972
    O.J. Simpson arrested after flight from justice, 1994
    Hollywood
    Cyd Charisse dies, 2008
    Literary
    Watergate break-ins set the stage for All the President's Men, 1972
    Music
    New Kids on the Block land at the top of the pops, 1989
    Old West
    Indians hammer U.S. soldiers at the Battle of the Rosebud, 1876
    Presidential
    FDR's secretary of war stifles Truman's inquiry into suspicious defense plant, 1943
    Sports
    Marciano beats Charles, 1954
    Vietnam War
    North Vietnamese reoccupy Ap Bia Mountain, 1969
    Watergate burglars arrested, 1972
    World War I
    Portuguese army sees first action in Flanders, 1917
    World War II
    British and Allied troops continue the evacuation of France, as Churchill reassures his countrymen, 1940

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    1836 - A mounted ranger company with the Texas revolutionary army captured the two Mexican ships Comanche and Fanny Butler. The company had captured the Watchman on June 3.

    1872 - Manuel García was born. He became the first Mexican American to graduate from the Univeristy of Texas in 1894.

    1897 - In Austin, the first official annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association was held.

    1899 - The event known as the Brazon Flood began. Over the next 11 days at least 284 people were killed when 8.9 inches of rain fell.

    1965 - The Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation opened the show "Thundering Sounds of the West" in an outdoor amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon. The show ran until September 6, 1965. The success of the show led to the first annual presentation of the show "Texas" the following year.
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