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Today in History | | grandhaventribune.com

Today is Saturday, June 19, the 170th day of 2021. There are 195 days left in the year.

Highlight in history:

On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free – an event celebrated to this day as “Juneteenth.”

On this date:

In 1911, Pennsylvania became the first state to establish a motion picture censorship board.

In 1945, millions of New Yorkers turned out to cheer Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was honored with a parade.

In 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.

In 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved by the U.S. Senate, 73-27, after…

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