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  1. #1 6-23-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    Teflon Don sentenced to life, 1992
    American Revolution
    Commodore Parker prepares for a naval strike on Charleston, 1776
    "Mercedes" registered as a brand name, 1902
    Civil War
    Lee confers with his generals before the Seven Days' Battles, 1862
    Cold War
    Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Aleksei Kosygin, 1967
    Even without the corpse, a murderer is uncovered, 1934
    Tornadoes hit West Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1944
    General Interest
    Nasser elected president, 1956
    Klaus Fuchs released, 1959
    Batman released, 1989
    Michael Shaara, author of The Killer Angels, is born, 1929
    Tiffany visits the mall on her way to stardom, 1987
    Old West
    Frontiersman Martin Sweeny is murdered, 1878
    Newspaper reveals Coolidge will be adopted into Sioux tribe, 1927
    Nixon signs Higher Education Act, 1972
    Haldeman encourages Nixon to ward off FBI, 1973
    Title IX enacted, 1972
    Vietnam War
    Johnson announces new ambassador to South Vietnam, 1964
    North Vietnamese encircle Ben Het, 1969
    World War I
    First Battle of the Isonzo, 1915
    World War II
    Hitler takes a tour of Paris, 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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    Thursday June 23 1864

    Gen. David Hunter, USA, was possibly the most hated man in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on this day. He had conducted a campaign of thorough destruction of everything in his path, making no distinction between military and civilian property.

    Now Jubal Early’s army was in hot and furious pursuit. Hunter was withdrawing towards West Virginia. Stopping at Sweet Sulphur Springs on this date, he wanted to burn a famous hotel located there but was talked out of it by his staff.
    The poster formerly known as chuck58 on the old board.
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1601 - Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate began an expedition in search of riches. The search took him across the Texas Panhandle.

    1819 - A provisional Texas government declared independence from Spain.

    1919 - The Texas House passed the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote. The Texas Senate passed the amendment on June 28.

    1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off in an attempt to fly around the world. The trip took 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes. Post was a Texas native born in Cornith, Van Zandt County.

    1950 - The Texas Secretary of State granted Harmon Dobson the "Whataburger" trademark.
    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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