SIXTY YEARS AGO
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Highlights of this day in history: Churchill rallies Britain in World War II; Napoleon beaten at Battle of Waterloo; Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic; Sally Ride becomes America’s first woman in space; Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney born. (June 18)
Highlights of this day in history: Abraham Lincoln says America cannot remain divided over slavery; Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space; Deadly Soweto riots erupt in South Africa; Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects. (June 16)
Highlights of this day in history: England’s King John signs the Magna Carta; A deadly steamboat fire in New York City; Jordan’s King Hussein weds American Lisa Halaby; Arlington National Cemetery created; Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies. (June 15)
Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan demands the tearing down of the Berlin Wall; Civil rights activist Medgar Evers killed; O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman murdered; Baseball Hall of Fame opens. (June 12)
Highlights of this day in history: Alabama Gov. George Wallace makes a symbolic stand against racial integration; A Buddhist monk immolates himself in South Vietnam; Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh executed; Actor John Wayne dies. (June 11)
Staff photo – Mrs. Ina Marie Robnett, Sherman mother and housewife, has taken over an office job as the first woman deputy sheriff in Grayson history. Sheriff Woody Blanton announced that Mrs. Ina Marie Robnett, 34-years-old, has been employed as a full-fledged deputy.
Highlights of this day in history: Islam’s Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y. Yankees retire Mickey Mantle’s number. (June 8)
Highlights of this day in history: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles; The Six-Day War erupts in the Mideast; Birth of the Marshall Plan; First reported AIDS cases in the U.S.; Former President Ronald Reagan dies. (June 5)
For nearly half a century, Eugene Selby has repaired shoes at Risk Shoe and Boot Store and Repair. Like many shoe repairmen, Selby does quality work, but unlike other shoe repairmen, Selby has been deaf since 1925.
Today in History for June 2nd Highlights of this day in history: Timothy McVeigh convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing; Coronation day for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II; Pope John Paul II visits Poland; Baseball’s Lou Gehrig dies. (June 2)
Today in History for June 1st Highlights of this day in history: The Beatles release their ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album; Actress Marilyn Monroe born; CNN hits the airwaves; Mormon leader Brigham Young born; Blind and deaf author and activist Helen Keller dies. (June 1)
Today in History for May 28th Novelist Ian Fleming is born. Baseball’s National League approves moving the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles. Duke fo Windsor dies. (May 28)
Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public; U.N. Tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic; the British Navy sinks Nazi Germany’s battleship Bismarck; Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed. (May 27)
Highlights of this day in history: Allied troops begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France; President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial ends with his acquittal; Actor John Wayne; Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie marry. (May 2)
Today in History for May 21st Highlights of this day in history: Aviator Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris, completing the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic; The American Red Cross founded; Susan Lucci wins a Daytime Emmy; ‘Gypsy’ opens on Broadway. (May 21)
Today in History for May 19th Highlights during this day in history: Actress Marilyn Monroe sings a sultry ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy; Black militant Malcolm X born; Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis dies; The Who’s Pete Townshend born. (May 19)
Today in History for May 15th Highlights of this day in history: Alabama Gov. George Wallace shot on presidential campaign trail; Newly-founded Israel attacked by Arab neighbors; The U.S. Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil.; Country singer June Carter Cash dies. (May 15)
Highlights of this day in history: Colonists go ashore in Virginia to set up Jamestown; Lewis and Clark begin to explore Louisiana Territory; Israel founded; Skylab launched; Movie producer George Lucas born; Singer Frank Sinatra dies. (May 14)
Today in History for May 12th Highlights of Today in History: The Soviet Union announces an end to its blockade of Berlin; Body of missing Lindbergh baby is found in a wooded area; Burt Bacharac; Katherine Hepburn and George Carlin are born. (May 12 )
Today in History for May 8th Allies celebrate the end of World War Two; Indians holding the hamlet of Wounded Knee surrender; Coca-Cola invented. (May 8
Today in History for May 8th Allies celebrate the end of World War Two; Indians holding the hamlet of Wounded Knee surrender; Coca-Cola invented. (May 8)
Staff photo – The bench in front of Sparks Store in Dodd City is a town gathering plae and an American institution.
Staff photo – Mrs. Jessie Bomar Key who has supervised so many birthday parties for the children of Key Kindergarten, was the honoree at a surprise birthday party at the school.
Today in History for May 5th Highlights of this day in history: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte dies; Philosopher Karl Marx born; IRA member Bobby Sands during a prison hunger strike; Carnegie Hall opens in New York.
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