On this day in history...

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Make it witty or profound, personal or of great national importance, happy or tragic.

But keep it going
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June 2, 1875
Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission.
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June 2, 1731 - Martha Dandridge Washington, the first First Lady of the United States is born.

June 2, 1886 - Grover Cleveland becomes the first U.S. president to marry in office.

June 2, 1896 - Marconi files his patent application for the radio.

June 2, 1924 - President Calvin Coolidge signs the act that gives citizenship to all Native Americans.

June 2, 1928 - Kraft introduces Velveeta.

June 2, 1940 - Germans bomb the beach at Dunkirk.

June 2, 1941 - Lou Gehrig succumbed to the affliction that would bear his name.

June 2, 1953 - Queen Elizabeth II was crowned.

June 2, 1989 - Student protest in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

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June 1, 1967
Beatles release "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" produced by George Martin.

June 1, 1972
Eagles release their first album "Eagles " produced by Glyn Johns.
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1923 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini granted women the right to vote.

1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art".

2003 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) broke a bat when he grounded out against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The bat he was using was a corked bat.

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Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie bridge.
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1953 North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects.
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I wish I had seen this thread earlier!

Yesterday was the anniversary of Magna Carta in 1215.

Today, June 16:

1858 - Lincoln's House Divided speech
1958 - execution of Imry Nagy, leader of 1956 Hungarian rebellion
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June 17:

1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually, it was on Breed's Hill)

1953 Soviets crush workers revolt in East Berlin (so much for a workers' paradise!)

1972 Watergate break-in & arrests
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historian said:

June 17:

1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually, it was on Breed's Hill)

1953 Soviets crush workers revolt in East Berlin (so much for a workers' paradise!)

1972 Watergate break-in & arrests

And 1994 - OJ rides in a white Bronco.
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I thought about including that but decided it was not nearly as important as the other--and a bit sordid anyways.
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Good thread
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1812: The Battle of Waterloo
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Lib beat me to it, but the Battle of Waterloo was in 1815, not 1812!

On this day in 1812, however, the War of 1812 began.
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historian said:

Lib beat me to it, but the Battle of Waterloo was in 1815, not 1812!

On this day in 1812, however, the War of 1812 began.

I suffer from Histlexia
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Don't forget Juneteenth: June 19, 1865 the slaves in Texas were finally freed.
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Dallas Stars win the Stanley Cup June 19, 1999. Good times! Can't believe it's been 20 years...
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1867: "Emperor" of Mexico was executed

1944: The Battle of the Philippine Sea, aka "Mariannas Turkey Shoot"
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WW 2 tweet is kinda cool - it replays history as it unfolds by - the day of tweet matched the day and month of history
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Keyser Soze said:

WW 2 tweet is kinda cool - it replays history as it unfolds by - the day of tweet matched the day and month of history
it has great potential. I'm afraid it would just be a platform for folks to advertise their ignorance
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Who ever runs it knows thier stuff. Very fact based.

Ie) panzers crossed into Poland for the first time.
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Juneteenth

The Emancipation Proclamation was publicly read in Galveston, Texas.
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Keyser Soze said:

Who ever runs it knows thier stuff. Very fact based.

Ie) panzers crossed into Poland for the first time.
i worded that poorly. I was referring to the potential for ignorance in the comments section
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LIB,MR BEARS said:

Keyser Soze said:

Who ever runs it knows thier stuff. Very fact based.

Ie) panzers crossed into Poland for the first time.
i worded that poorly. I was referring to the potential for ignorance in the comments section
comment sections everywhere are insane, like the football board here ... sometimes

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June 20:

1789: Tennis Court Oath

1900: beginning of Boxer Rebellion in China
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June 21:

1788: U.S. Constitution ratified by 9th state, the number necessary to begin implementation

1964: Klansmen murdered 3 civil rights activists in Mississippi
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June 22:

Operation Barbarossa: Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941
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June 23:

1956: Gamal Abdel Nasser elected leader of Egypt

1962: my parents' wedding!

Not much else historically that I know of.
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historian said:

June 23:

1956: Gamal Abdel Nasser elected leader of Egypt

1962: my parents' wedding!

Not much else historically that I know of.

2018 my daughter and son-in-law wedding day.
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June 24:

1675: King Philip's War begins between British colonists in New England and local Native Americans. Guess who won.

1812: Napoleon and his Grand Armee began the invasion of Russia.



1948: Soviets blockaded West Germany
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June 25:

1876: Custer died at Battle of Little Big Horn

1950: Korean War began when the communists of North Korea invaded South Korea
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historian said:

June 25:

1876: Custer died at Battle of Little Big Horn

1950: Korean War began when the communists of North Korea invaded South Korea

The NK invasion of SK led to one of the few times the UN worked the way it was supposed to work.
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LIB,MR BEARS said:

historian said:

June 25:

1876: Custer died at Battle of Little Big Horn

1950: Korean War began when the communists of North Korea invaded South Korea

The NK invasion of SK led to one of the few times the UN worked the way it was supposed to work.

That was strong American leadership as much as the UN. Also some dumb luck: The only reason the UN acted at all is that the Soviet ambassador had walked out earlier to protest something unrelated and was not present to veto the decision.
 
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