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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2014, 02:26:50 AM »

Today is Sunday, June 15, the 166th day of 2014. There are 199 days left in the year. This is Father's Day.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2014, 02:27:47 AM »

Today's Highlight in History:

On June 15, 1864, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton signed an order establishing a military burial ground which became Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2014, 02:28:34 AM »

In 1215, England's King John put his seal to Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") at Runnymede.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2014, 02:29:25 AM »

In 1775, the Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington head of the Continental Army.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2014, 02:30:12 AM »

In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2014, 02:31:23 AM »

In 1215, England's King John put his seal to Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") at Runnymede.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2014, 02:31:27 AM »

In 1849, James Polk, the 11th president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2014, 02:32:12 AM »

In 1902, the 20th Century Limited, an express passenger train between New York and Chicago, began service. (The Limited made its last run in December 1967.)
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2014, 02:34:38 AM »

In 1904, more than 1,000 people died when fire erupted aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York's East River.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2014, 02:35:38 AM »

In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act making the National Guard part of the U.S. Army in the event of war or national emergency.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2014, 02:36:31 AM »

In 1944, American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan (sy-PAN') during World War II. B-29 Superfortresses carried out their first raids on Japan.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2014, 02:37:28 AM »

In 1962, Students for a Democratic Society issued the Port Huron Statement at the conclusion of a five-day convention in Michigan.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2014, 02:38:35 AM »

In 1978, King Hussein (hoo-SAYN') of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2014, 02:39:08 AM »

In 1984, composer-librettist Meredith Willson ("The Music Man") died in Santa Monica, California, at age 82.
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Re: 6/15/2014
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2014, 02:40:05 AM »

In 1994, Israel and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations. The Walt Disney animated feature "The Lion King" was released by Buena Vista Pictures.
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