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Fri., June 22, 2007, midnight

Thursday’s Washington Daily Game: 8-2-6.

Thursday’s Keno: 2-8-12-15-16-17- 19-28-29-36-46-47-50-56-69-70- 73-74-75-79.

Today in history

1940: During World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.

1944: President Roosevelt signed the the “GI Bill of Rights.”

1945: The World War II battle for Okinawa ended with an Allied victory; some 13,000 Americans and 90,000 Japanese soldiers, plus 130,000 civilians, were killed in the campaign.

1970: President Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

1977: John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. attorney general to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. (He was released 19 months later.)


 

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