Monthly Archives: June 2012

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On this day in 1860 – The U.S. Secret Service was created to arrest counterfeiters and protect the president.

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On this day in 1970 – President Richard Nixon signed a measure lowering the voting age to 18. 

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On this day in 2006 – Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.

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On this day in 1993 – The Chicago Bulls became the first NBA team in 27 seasons to win three successive championships.

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On this day in 1984 – Michael Jordan signed with the Chicago Bulls.  And as the saying goes…the rest is history!

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On this day in 1983 – Astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

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On this day in 1972 – President Richard Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex.

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