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  1. #1 6-27-12: This Day In History 
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    Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea, 1950
    American Revolution
    Schuyler dispatched to Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 1775
    Route 66 decertified, 1985
    Civil War
    Confederate and Union forces clash at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, 1864
    Cold War
    U.N. approves armed force to repel North Korea, 1950
    Four-time thief escapes Baumes law, 1921
    Ebola breaks out in Sudan, 1976
    General Interest
    Smithson's curious bequest, 1829
    Mormon leader killed by mob, 1844
    First Newbery Medal for children's literature, 1922
    “Frankly, My Dear…”, 1939
    Alice McDermott's birthday, 1953
    Elvis Presley tapes his famous TV "comeback special", 1968
    Old West
    Buffalo hunters and Indians clash at Adobe Walls, 1874
    JFK visits Ireland, 1963
    Tyson knocks out Spinks, 1988
    Vietnam War
    Kennedy appoints Lodge as ambassador, 1963
    U.S. forces begin to evacuate Khe Sanh, 1968
    World War I
    Colonel House meets with British foreign secretary in London, 1914
    World War II
    Germans get Enigma, 1940
    U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg, France, 1944

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    1874 - In what is now Hutchinson County, a party of about 700 Plains Indians attacked a buffalo hunters' camp. The battle became known as the Second Battle of Adobe Walls. The siege lasted several days.

    1918 - Hortense Ward became the first woman to register to vote in Harris County. She was also the first woman admitted to the Texas bar in 1910.

    1957 - More than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey hit the coastal area of Louisiana and Texas.


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