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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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United States Library of Congress
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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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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 29 – Globe Theater Burns and More

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

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of ‘Henry VIII’ (More info)

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act officially creates the United States Interstate Highway System (More info)

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

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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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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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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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This Day in History for June 20 – First Commercial Telephone Service and More

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

1837 – Queen Victoria ascends to the British throne (More info)

1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph (More info)

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This Day in History for June 19 – US Abolishes Slavery and More

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

1862 – Congress abolishes slavery in US territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case (More info)

1910 – The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington (More info)

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This Day in History for June 15 – Arlington National Cemetery Established and More

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

1215 – King John of England puts his seal on the Magna Carta (More info)

1775 – George Washington accepts an assignment to lead the Continental Army (More info)

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