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Old 06-28-2013, 05:09 PM   #71
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1960 - In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation.

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June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of the year.



1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts. The acts imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America.



1776 – Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.



1804 - Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were found guilty by a court-martial consisting of members of the Corps of Discovery for getting drunk on duty. Collins received 100 lashes on his back and Hall received 50.



1925 - Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb.



1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first trans pacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.



1946 - British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to end alleged terrorism.



1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the UnitedStates Interstate Highway System.



1966 - The U.S. bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.



1972 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furmanv. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.



1995Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.



2006Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.



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Today is National Camera Day!




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1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first trans pacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.




On June 28–29, 1927, the Bird of Paradise, crewed by 1st Lt. Lester J. Maitland and 1st Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger, completed the first transpacific flight, from California to Hawaii, a feat for which the crew received the Mackay Trophy.

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June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leapyears) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of the year.



1794 – Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.



1864U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".



1882Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield



1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.



1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and bringing to power the SS in the"Night of the Long Knives."



1944World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.



1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and authorizes the draft.



1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.



1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.



1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.



1985 –Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.



1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.



Today is National Meteor Day!



Today is Leap Second Time Adjustment Day!
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1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.

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July 1 is the 182nd day of the year(183rd in leapyears) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as NewYear's Day in a leap year.



1782 – American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia see Raid on Lunenburg (1782).



1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.



1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.



1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.



1908SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.



1931United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport).



1940 - In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridgewas opened to traffic. The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7, 1940.



1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically with holding federal income tax from paychecks.



1946 - The U.S. exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.



1961 - The first community air-raid shelter was built. The shelter in Boise, ID had a capacity of 1,000 people and family memberships sold for $100.



1963ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.



1968 – The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.



1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for 2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.



1987 - John Kevin Hill, atage 11, became the youngest to fly across the U.S. when he landed at National Airport in Washington, DC.



Today is International Chicken Wing Day!



Today is Second Half of the Year Day!



Today is National Gingersnap Day!
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1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.



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July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leapyears) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year.



1679 – Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth.



1776 – The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4.



1881Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19.



1926 - The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps.



1937Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.



1939, Little League Baseball was founded in Williamsport, PA.



1947 - An object crashed near Roswell, NM. The U.S. Army Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.



1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.



1964U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.



1976 – Fall of the Republicof Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republicof Vietnam.



1983 - A 10% cut in U.S. federal income tax went into effect. It was the third phase of the Reagan administration's tax reduction plan.



1998 - Cable News Network (CNN) retracted a story that alleged that U.S. commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam War



2002Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in aballoon.



Today is World UFO Day



Today is Made in the USA Day!



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1926 - The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps.



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July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year.



1775American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.



1778 – American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.



1863American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.



1886 – The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating type setting by hand.



1890Idaho is admitted asthe 43rd U.S. state.



1898Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, ledby Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S.Navy in Santiago, Cuba.



1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.



1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U. S. Veterans Administration.



1952 – The SS United States sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary.



1988United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.



1991 - U. S. President George H. W. Bush formally inaugurated the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in SouthDakota.



1994 – The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.



Today is The start of the Dog Days according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.



Today is National Build A Scarecrow Day!



Today is National Eat Beans Day!



Today is National Chocolate Wafer Day!
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