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  1. #1 6-21-12; This day in history 
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    U.S. Constitution ratified, 1788
    American Revolution
    Spain declares war against Great Britain, 1779
    Automotive
    Mille Miglia race is reborn after World War II, 1947
    Civil War
    Grant extends the Petersburg line, 1864
    Cold War
    French withdraw navy from NATO, 1963
    Crime
    The KKK kills three civil rights activists, 1964
    Disaster
    Earthquake devastates Iran, 1990
    General Interest
    French defeated in Spain, 1813
    Pershing attacked by Mexican troops, 1916
    Civil rights workers disappear, 1964
    Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity, 1982
    Hollywood
    Pickford and Fairbanks mobbed by crowds, 1920
    Literary
    Arthur Miller refuses to name communists, 1956
    Music
    Mr. Tambourine Man is released, and the folk-rock revolution is on, 1965
    Old West
    Lot Smith, Mormon soldier, is killed by Indians, 1892
    Presidential
    Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon marry their future first ladies, 1810
    Sports
    Pele leads Brazil over Italy, 1970
    Vietnam War
    Rolling Thunder raids continue, 1966
    Communists storm U.S. base near Tay Ninh, 1969
    World War I
    U.S. soldiers attacked by Mexican government troops, 1916
    World War II
    Allies surrender at Tobruk, Libya, 1942
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    1845 - The annexation of Texas by the United States was approved by the Texas Congress.

    0621 - The Dallas Herald was renamed the Dallas Weekly Herald.

    1902 - Percy Eugene Foreman was born near Cold Springs, TX. He became one of the most famous trial lawyers in Texas history.

    1985 - In Dallas, TX, President Reagan addressed the Convention of Lions Club International.

    1999 - Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas. Pantera is responsible for the Stars' theme song.

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    1834 - The McCormack reaper was patented.

    1932 - "We was robbed!" was exclaimed by manager Joe Jacobs when Max Schmeling lost a rematch to Jack Sharkey by a decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    0621 - The Dallas Herald was renamed the Dallas Weekly Herald.



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    Wow Dallas had a newspaper in 0621.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Guy View Post
    Wow Dallas had a newspaper in 0621.
    Opps - but it was their mistake (mine was in not catching it)


    And checking with the paper doesn't give us any better information.
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