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  1. #1 6-22-12: Today in History 
    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
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    FDR signs G.I. Bill, 1944
    American Revolution
    Congress issues Continental currency, 1775
    Blockbuster hit movie "The Fast and the Furious" released, 2001
    Civil War
    Lee strikes back at Petersburg, 1864
    Cold War
    Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war, 1989
    Notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is arrested, 2011
    Mysterious crash in Guadeloupe, 1962
    General Interest
    Hudson set adrift by mutineers, 1611
    Louis becomes champ, 1937
    Battle of Okinawa ends, 1945
    George Carlin dies, 2008
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born, 1906
    Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown is born, 1964
    Bernstein, Copland, Seeger and others are named as Communists, 1950
    Old West
    General Santa Anna dies in Mexico City, 1876
    FDR signs GI bill, 1944
    Hand of God helps out Maradona, 1986
    Vietnam War
    South Vietnamese fight for Fire Base Fuller, 1971
    New troops sent to An Loc, 1972
    World War I
    Erich Maria Remarque born, 1898
    World War II
    Germany launches Operation Barbarossa—the invasion of Russia, 1941
    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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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1824 - The battle of Jones Creek was fought between colonists of the lower Brazon River and Karankawa Indians.

    1875 - Gregorio Cortez was born. He was famous for evading Texas Rangers while wanted on murder charges. The incident inspired a ballad, and Cortez became a folk hero.

    1921 - In Kerrville, the first patients were admitted to the American Legion Memorial Sanatorium. The sanatorium is now known as the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
    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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