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    "Excuse me, Ma'am .. We're here to burn your barn and slaughter your livestock ..."
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    July 1


    1543
    England and Scotland sign the Peace of Greenwich.


    1798
    Napoleon Bonaparte takes Alexandria, Egypt.

    1838
    Charles Darwin presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London.

    1862
    Union artillery stops a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, Virginia.

    1863
    In the first day's fighting at Gettysburg, Federal forces retreat through the town and dig in at Cemetery Ridge and Cemetery Hill.


    1898
    American troops take San Juan Hill and El Caney, Cuba, from the Spaniards.

    1916
    The Battle of the Somme begins. Approximately 30,000 men are killed on the first day, two-thirds of them British.

    1942
    Axis troops capture Sevastopol, Crimea, in the Soviet Union.


    1950
    American ground troops arrive in South Korea to halt the advancing North Korean army.

    1961
    British troops land in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.

    1963
    The U.S. postmaster introduces the ZIP code.

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    July 2

    1298
    An army under Albert of Austria defeats forces led by Adolf of Nassau.

    1644
    Oliver Cromwell crushes the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor.

    1776
    The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States."

    1822
    Denmark Vesey is executed in Charleston, South Carolina, for planning a massive slave revolt.

    1858
    Czar Alexander II frees the serfs working on imperial lands.

    1863
    The Union left flank holds at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.

    1881
    Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounds President James A. Garfield in Washington, D.C.

    1937
    American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world.

    1961
    Novelist Ernest Hemingway commits suicide at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

    1967
    The U.S. launches Operation Buffalo in Vietnam.

    1976
    North and South Vietnam are officially reunified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    1976
    North and South Vietnam are officially reunified.
    That is lie of imperialist stooge dogs!

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    LOL ... How does that woman keep getting elected?









    The only thing better would be if there was video of someone rushing up to the microphone and whispering in her ear ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    LOL ... How does that woman keep getting elected?
    Her district map:

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    Don't go ninja-in' nobody don't need ninja-in'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DParker View Post
    Her district map:




    Why is that frog with the fantasy axe bound to his leg harassing that lizard, and why doesn't the lizard just lie back and enjoy it?

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    I've said on here before that those two are loons in a pod ... LOL



    Where's what's-her-name from Georgia, though? She's missing the cookout ...

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    July 3

    1775
    George Washington takes command of the Continental Army.

    1790
    In Paris, the Marquis de Condorcet proposes granting civil rights to women.

    1863
    Confederate forces attack the center of the Union line at Gettysburg, but fail to break it.

    1878
    John Wise flies the first deplorable in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

    1901
    The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, commits its last American robbery near Wagner, Montana, taking $65,000 from a Great Northern train.

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

    1944
    The U.S. First Army opens a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.

    1954
    Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.

    1962
    Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


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