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  1. #1 6-24-12: Today in History 
    PORCUS MAXIMUS Rockntractor's Avatar
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    Lead Story
    U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell, 1997
    American Revolution
    New Hampshire Patriot Matthew Thornton dies, 1803
    Automotive
    Senate passes landmark auto safety bill, 1966
    Civil War
    Lincoln consults Winfield Scott, 1862
    Cold War
    Soviets blockade West Berlin, 1948
    Crime
    Mail bomb injures Yale professor, 1993
    Disaster
    Eastern Flight 66 crashes at J.F.K., 1975
    General Interest
    King Philip's War begins, 1675
    Napoleon's Grande Armee invades Russia, 1812
    Picasso exhibited in Paris, 1901
    Eamon de Valera resigns, 1973
    Hollywood
    Tom Cruise raises eyebrows, 2005
    Literary
    Pete Hamill is born, 1935
    Music
    Disney pulls album on release day, 1997
    Old West
    Colorado Governor orders Indians to Sand Creek, 1864
    Presidential
    Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson in Savannah, Georgia, 1885
    Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce engagement, 1953
    Sports
    Mandela cheers on South African rugby team, 1995
    Vietnam War
    Senate repeals Tonkin Gulf Resolution, 1970
    Martin becomes the U.S. ambassador in Saigon, 1973
    World War I
    First operational flight of new German fighter plane, 1915
    World War II
    Russians enjoy a victory parade, 1945
    Conservative Underground
    Retread makes 1000th post, 2012
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    Last edited by Rockntractor; 06-24-2012 at 10:38 PM.
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    Ancient Fire Breather Retread's Avatar
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    1699 - San Juan Bautista Mission was founded near Lampazos, Neuvo León, Mexico. A few months later the mission moved to a site near Guerrero, Coahuila. This mission served as a gateway for many expeditions into the interior of Texas.

    1851 - Fort Belknap was established in what later became known as Young County, in north central Texas.

    1900 - Singer/composer Gene Austin was born in Gainesville, TX. He went on to record "My Blue Heaven" in 1927 which sold over 12 million copies.

    1981 - In San Antonio, TX, U.S. President Reagan addressed the 61st National Convention of the U.S. Junior Chambers of Commerce.
    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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    Wednesday June 24 1863

    Last year’s invasion of Maryland by the Army of Northern Virginia had culminated in a vast battle in Sharpsburg, MD, on the banks of Antietam Creek. The forces of Gen. Lee were on the move again and the logic of geography dictated that they pass that way again, this time on their way to Pennsylvania. “Take Harrisburg if it comes within your grasp” were the orders to the lead forces.

    James Longstreet and A.P. Hill had passed not far from Harpers Ferry, and today they neared Antietam Creek again. A sharp and bloody skirmish broke out that added even more spirits to those already haunting the battlefield.
    The poster formerly known as chuck58 on the old board.
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