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  1. #1 6-18-12: today in history 
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    War of 1812 begins, 1812
    American Revolution
    British abandon Philadelphia, 1778
    Checker Cab produces first taxi at Kalamazoo factory, 1923
    Civil War
    Union hero Joshua Chamberlain is wounded at Petersburg, 1864
    Cold War
    Carter and Brezhnev sign the SALT-II treaty, 1979
    A radio host is gunned down for his controversial views, 1984

    Mysterious crash at Heathrow, 1972
    General Interest
    Napoleon defeated at Waterloo, 1815
    First American woman in space, 1983
    Film critic Roger Ebert born, 1942
    Novelist Gail Godwin is born, 1937
    The Monterey Pop Festival reaches its climax, 1967
    Old West
    Alexander Murray departs for the Yukon, 1847
    Adams passes first of Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798
    Arnold Palmer wins U.S. Open, 1960
    Vietnam War
    SAC B-52s are used for the first time in South Vietnam, 1965
    Westmoreland requests more troops, 1966
    World War I
    French troops halt fighting in Artois region, 1915
    World War II
    Hitler and Mussolini meet in Munich, 1940
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    1876 - The JA Ranch was created when Charles Goodnight and John G. Adair finalized a contract. It is the oldest known privately held cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle.

    1971 - Southwest Airlines began service with its first flight from Love Field in Dallas.
    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.
    A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
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