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  1. #1 6-26-12: This Day In History 
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    U.S. begins Berlin Airlift, 1948
    American Revolution
    Delaware Patriot Caesar Rodney dies, 1784
    Congress approves Federal Highway Act, 1956
    Civil War
    Rebels strike Union at the Battle of Mechanicsville, 1862
    Cold War
    Berlin Airlift begins, 1948
    A serial killer preys upon a woman out for a drive, 1957
    Lightning strikes in Luxembourg, 1807
    General Interest
    Conqueror of the Incas assassinated, 1541
    U.N. Charter signed, 1945
    St. Lawrence Seaway opened, 1959
    Clinton punishes Iraq for plot to kill Bush, 1993
    Former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond dies, 2003
    Gone with the Wind re-released in United States, 1998
    Pearl Buck's birthday, 1892
    Sonny and Cher's divorce becomes final, 1975
    Old West
    Reno takes command of 7th Cavalry, 1876
    President John Tyler weds his second wife, 1844
    Kennedy claims solidarity with the people of Berlin, 1963
    Babe Didrikson born, 1911
    Vietnam War
    Westmoreland given authority to commit U.S. forces, 1965
    U.S. aircraft shifted to Thailand, 1972
    World War I
    First U.S. troops arrive in France, 1917
    World War II
    Turkey declares nonbelligerency, 1940
    U.N. Charter is signed, 1945
    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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    Willy Messerschmitt, designer of the ME-109, ME-110, ME-163 and ME-262, was born on this day in 1898.
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1832 - The Battle of Valesco began. The resulting casualties were the first in Texas' relations with Mexico. The Mexicans surrendered several days later.

    1905 - The Humble Oil Field is discovered. To date, the field has yielded more than 150 million barrels of oil. Though there were many operators working to develop the Humble Oil Field, the company known as Humble Oil later became Esso, then Exxon.

    1922 - In Dallas, the radio station WFAA began transmitting.

    1928 - The Democratic National Convention began in Houston. It was the first nominating convention to be held in a Southern city since 1860.

    1942 - Majors Field opened near Greenville in Hunt County, TX. The field was used for U.S. Air Force flight training in World War II.

    1976 - Shortstop Toby Harrah (Texas Rangers) played an entire doubleheader without handling a batted ball from the Chicago White Sox.
    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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