Friday, June 22, 2007

this day in history...

1944 : FDR signs G.I. Bill
1611 : Hudson set adrift by mutineers
1937 : Louis becomes champ
1945 : Battle of Okinawa ends

American Revolution
1775 : Congress issues Continental currency

Automotive
1934 : Porsche builds prototypes

Civil War
1864 : Lee strikes back at Petersburg

Cold War
1989 : Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war

Crime
2006 : Jury selection begins in Andrea Yates retrial

Disaster
1962 : Mysterious crash in Guadeloupe

Entertainment
1965 : David O. Selznick dies
1966 : Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? released
1969 : Judy Garland dies

Literary
1906 : Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born

Old West
1876 : General Santa Anna dies in Mexico City

Presidential
1944 : FDR signs GI bill

Vietnam War
1971 : South Vietnamese fight for Fire Base Fuller
1972 : New troops sent to An Loc

Wall Street
1775 : Continental currency hits the streets

World War I
1898 : Erich Maria Remarque born

World War II
1941 : Germany launches Operation Barbarossa--the invasion of Russia

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