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This Day in History for July 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England (More info)

1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for July 5 – The Bikini Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London (More info)

1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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This Day in History for July 3 – Battle of Gettysburg Ends and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge (More info)

1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average (More info)

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Foods to go under microscope at UHV workshop

When visiting the grocery store, shoppers typically consider price, brand and appearance while making product selections.

Though not physically obvious, another important factor to some shoppers is whether the food is genetically m

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Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
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This Day in History for July 2 – Civil Rights Act Becomes Law and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shoots President James Garfield, who dies two months later (More info)

1890 – Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (More info)

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This Day in History for June 28 – Stonewall Uprising and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday (More info)

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife are assassinated, setting off World War I (More info)

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This Day in History for June 27 – Route 66 Decertified and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, is murdered by a mob (More info)

1950 – President Harry S. Truman orders the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War (More info)

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UHV Announces Names on Spring Semester Honors Lists

The University of Houston-Victoria has released the names of undergraduate honors students who made the President’s and Dean’s lists during the spring semester.  The 2011-2012 school year was the first time UHV released the President’s List, which recognizes undergraduates who

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Fannin Battleground State Park Rededicated

There are numerous projects going on in and around the Victoria area to preserve our history. Down in Fannin, the culmination of much hard work took place last Sunday to preserve a state park dedicated to the preservation of that history.

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Railroad History Comes Alive In Yorktown

A huge part of our history in this area can be contributed to the railroad. You can learn more about the history of the railroad in our region by attending the program at 6pm today in Yorktown.

Yorktown native and railroad veteran Joe McMillan is the featured speaker at Memories and Memorabilia - the History of the Railroad at 6 p

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This Day in History for June 26 – Berlin Airlift Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States (More info)

1948 – In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine that comes to be known as the Berlin Airlift (More info)

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Memories and Memorabilia in Yorktown

The Yorktown Historical Society is hosting an evening of "Memories and Memorabilia - the History of the Railroad" as we welcome home Joe McMillan at the Yorktown Historical Museum on Tuesday, June 26th. The Museum will be open during the afternoon for display setup and socializing. There will be a reception at 5 pm and a presentation by Joe at 6 pm.

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