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    Battle of Gettysburg ends, 1863
    American Revolution
    Washington takes command of Continental Army, 1775
    Automotive
    "Back to the Future" released, features 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, 1985
    Civil War
    Pickett leads his infamous charge at Gettysburg, 1863
    Cold War
    Khrushchev consolidates his power, 1957
    Crime
    A mother is arrested and accused of killing her four children, 1989
    Disaster
    Charter jet crashes mysteriously, 1970
    General Interest
    Washington assumes command, 1775
    U.S. warship downs Iranian passenger jet, 1988
    Hollywood
    Tom Cruise born, 1962
    Literary
    M.F.K. Fisher is born, 1908
    Music
    Brian Jones and Jim Morrison die, two years apart to the day, 1969
    Old West
    Idaho becomes 43rd state, 1890
    Presidential
    Eisenhower initiates federal flood-control program, 1958
    Sports
    Mike Marshall relieves Tommy John to pitch in 13th consecutive game, 1974
    Vietnam War
    U.S. command announces new high in casualties, 1968
    World War I
    Mohammed V, sultan of Turkey, dies, 1918
    World War II
    Operation Catapult is launched, 1940

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    Thursday, July3, 1863

    Pickett's Charge


    Pickett’s Charge was the culmination of the Battle of Gettysburg. Taking place on Thursday, July 3, 1863, the third and final day of battle, it involved an infantry assault of approximately 10,000 to 12,500 Confederate soldiers against Union Major General George Meade’s troops’ position along Cemetery Ridge, manned by some 6,500 Federals. The assault would take the nine brigades of Confederate soldiers over three-quarter mile of open ground susceptible to cannon fire the entire time. The ill-fated assault resulted in a casualty rate of 50%, and marked the end of the battle of Gettysburg as well as Lee’s last invasion of the north.

    Military historians have revised the number of Confederate participants downward from the previously accepted 15,000 number, which assumed the attacking brigades were at full strength. Many were already weakened by two days of fighting. The estimated casualty number is 6,000. Actual figures of dead, wounded, missing are difficult to ascertain.

    The result of this charge was that the offensive capability of the Army of Northern Virginia was destroyed, and their defensive capability severely reduced. Had Meade counterattacked, the ANV might well have been annihilated at Gettysburg.
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    Today in Texas History

    1884 - In Austin, the City-County Hospital opened. It later became known as Brackenridge Hospital.

    1964 - Natural Bridge Caverns opened to the public. It is Located midway between New Braunfels and San Antonio and is the largest known cave in Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol
    When I judge someone's integrity one key thing I look at is - How does s/he treat people s/he doesn't agree with or does not like?
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