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Friday, June 10, 2005

On this Day

Friday, June 10th
The 161st day of 2005
There are 204 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire. (Go to article.)

On June 10, 1922, Judy Garland, American motion-picture actress, was born. Following her death on June 22, 1969, her obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)

On June 10, 1865, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times

The following via Iraq War Today

Today in History

1610 - The first Dutch settlers arrive to colonize Manhattan Island.
1639 - The first American log cabin is built at Fort Christina, DE.
1752 - Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning.
1772 - Rhode Islanders burn the Gaspe, a British revenue cutter.
1776 - The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.
1801 - Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute (protection money).
1846 - Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire.
1863 - General Nathan Bedford Forrest and 3500 Confederates defeat 8,000 Union troops at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, MS.
1898 - U.S. Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War.
1916 - The Great Arab Revolt begins.
1924 - The first political convention is broadcast on the radio (Republicans in Cleveland).
1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous is formed.
1940 - Italy declares war on France and Britain during.
1942 - The Gestapo kills 173 Czechoslovakians in the Massacre at Lidice.
1943 - FDR becomes the first U.S. President to visit a foreign country during wartime; he also signs the withholding tax bill (W-2 Day!)
1946 - The Italian Republic is established.
1955 - The first separation of virus into its component parts is reported.
1967 - The "6-day War" (Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt) ends.
1973 - NASA launches the Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit.
1975 - The Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans.
1977 - James Earl Ray (killed Martin Luther King) escapes from prison.
1981 - The IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from the Crumlin Road Jail.
1982 - Israeli troops reach the outskirts of Beirut.
1984 - US missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time.
1991 - In the "Mother of All Parades," NYC welcomes home Desert Storm veterans.

1735 - John Morgan, physician-in-chief of the Continental Army
1921 - Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, Elizabeth II's husband
1922 - Rose Moffard, acting AZ Governor.
1929 - James McDivitt, Brigadier General, USAF / astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9)

1839 - Nathaniel Pryor, Lewis & Clark Expedition
1903 - Serbian King Alexander I and Queen Dragia, assassinated
1924 - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated
1985 - Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1988 - Louis L'Amour, western writer

Reported Missing in Action

Compa, Joseph J., Jr., US Army (OH); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered.
Curlee, Robert L., Jr., US Army (NC); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Doughtie, Carl Louis, USN (NC); A1H shot down, remains ID'd December, 1998 - buried in Arlington February, 1999
Hagen, Craig L., US Army (CA); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Hall, Walter L., US Army (ME); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Johnson, Bruce G., US Army (MI); UH1B shot down, last seen on ground under fire, listed as MIA
Owens, Fred M., US Army (OK); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Saegaert, Donald R., US Army (CT); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Everson, David, USAF (MN); F105 shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Hall, Thomas R., USAF (VA); F8E shot down, released by DRV March 1973 - alive as of 1998
Platt, Robert L., Jr., US Army (SC); last seen wounded during ambush
Sherman, Peter Woodbury, USN (OH); F105 shot down, remains returned January, 1991
Pierce, Walter M., US Army (PA); Killed, body not recovered