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  1. #1 6-19-12: Today in History 
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    Rosenbergs executed, 1953
    Controversy at U.S. Grand Prix, 2005
    Civil War
    USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama, 1864
    Cold War
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed, 1953
    A bloody fingerprint elicits a mother's evil tale in Argentina, 1892
    Montana flood causes train wreck, 1938
    General Interest
    First Republican national convention ends, 1856
    CSS Alabama sinks off coast of France, 1864
    Emperor of Mexico executed, 1867
    First nickelodeon opens, 1905
    Nathanael West's A Cool Million is published, 1934
    Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer, 1970
    Old West
    Father De Smet talks peace with Sitting Bull, 1868
    Taft marries Helen Herron, 1886
    Curt Flood case decided, 1972
    Vietnam War
    Ky becomes premier of South Vietnam, 1965
    South Vietnamese president signs general mobilization bill, 1968
    World War I
    Britain's King George V changes royal surname, 1917
    World War II
    United States scores major victory against Japanese in Battle of the Philippine Sea, 1944
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1865 - General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston and issued a proclamation announcing that slavery had been aboloished and that all slaves in Texas were free. This day is referred to as "Juneteenth."

    1890 - Larry Chittenden's "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" was first published in the Anson "Texas Western."


    Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday of notable significance for many African Americans. June 19, 1865, highlights the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas, marking a historic moment in American history and the culmination of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that was written three years prior.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
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