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  1. #1 6-29-12: Today in History 
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    U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station, 1995
    American Revolution
    South Carolina's Edward Rutledge opposes independence, 1776
    Automotive
    Actress Jayne Mansfield dies in car crash, 1967
    Civil War
    Rebels inflict attack Yankees at the Battle of Savage's Station, 1862
    Cold War
    Congress votes new sanctions against China, 1989
    Crime
    Boston doctor found guilty of killing wife, 2001
    Disaster
    Seoul department store collapses, 1995
    General Interest
    Germans advance in USSR, 1941
    Vietnam air war escalates, 1966
    Supreme Court strikes down death penalty, 1972
    Isabela Peron takes office as Argentine president, 1974
    Hollywood
    Katharine Hepburn dies at age 96, 2003
    Literary
    The Globe Theater burns down, 1613
    Music
    The Stones fight the law, and the law wins, 1967
    Old West
    Texan William Travis prepares for war with Mexico, 1835
    Presidential
    FDR writes to Manhattan Project physicist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, 1943
    Sports
    Pele helps Brazil to World Cup title, 1958
    Vietnam War
    First New Zealand troops arrive, 1964
    U.S. ground troops return from Cambodia, 1970
    World War I
    Austria-Hungary protests shipment of U.S. munitions to Britain, 1915
    World War II
    Germans capture Lvov-and slaughter ensues, 1941

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    1832 - In Velasco, Mexican forces surrended to Texans. On June 26, Texans that were transporting a cannon from Brazoria to Anahuac were challenged by Mexican forces.

    1928 - In Houston, the Democratic National Convention concluded. It had started on June 26 and was the first nominating convention to be held in a Southern city since 1860.

    1949 - The residents of Dalworthington Gardens petitioned to have their community incorporated as a town. The name Dalworthington Gardens is an admixture of the names of the three cities, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington.

    2010 - The Dallas Stars announced that they would not offer Mike Modano a contract for the upcoming season. At the time Modano had not announced his decision about retiring or playing another season in the NHL.

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    Sunday June 29 1862

    The Seven Days Battle ground into its fifth day today with the Federal forces in retreat. The Union rear guard was protecting McClellan’s posterior as much as it was the armies. What was supposed to have been a clean sweep to Richmond was turning into yet another humiliation. Stonewall Jackson’s brigades, brought up in haste to join the campaign, did not make it to their assigned place in time. Had they arrived, the Army of the Potomac would have faced near annihilation. As it was, McClellan ordered that 2500 sick and wounded Union troops be abandoned at Savage's Station for fear they would slow down the retreat.
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