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Monday, June 12, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1665 England installed a municipal government in New York, formerly the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.

1776 Virginia's colonial legislature became the first to adopt a Bill of Rights.

1838 The Iowa Territory was organized.

1864 Union General Ulysses S. Grant pulled his troops out of the Battle of Cold Harbor.

1880 Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs pitched the first perfect game in major league history in a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Blues.

1889 The Armagh rail disaster killed 88 people near Armagh, Northern Ireland.

1898 Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain.

1937 The Soviet Union executed eight army leaders during a purge under Josef Stalin.

1939 The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y.

1963 Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Miss.

1964 Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison by the Pretoria Supreme Court.

1967 The Supreme Court struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.

1979 A human-powered aircraft named Gossamer Albatross flew across the English Channel.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

91 David Rockefeller Banker
82 George H.W. Bush Former President of the United States
78 Vic Damone Singer
76 Jim Nabors Actor-singer (''Gomer Pyle, USMC'

THE HISTORY CHANNEL'S (comercial) VIDEO FOR THIS DATE

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