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  1. #1 6-19-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    Rosenbergs executed, 1953
    Automotive
    Controversy at U.S. Grand Prix, 2005
    Civil War
    USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama, 1864
    Cold War
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed, 1953
    Crime
    A bloody fingerprint elicits a mother's evil tale in Argentina, 1892
    Disaster
    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
    Hollywood
    First nickelodeon opens, 1905
    Literary
    Nathanael West's A Cool Million is published, 1934
    Music
    Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer, 1970
    Old West
    Father De Smet talks peace with Sitting Bull, 1868
    Presidential
    Taft marries Helen Herron, 1886
    Sports
    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

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    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."

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    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 Lincolnís Emancipation Proclamation that was written three years prior.
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    I can respect someone who I do not agree with, but I have NO respect for someone who puts others down in a public forum. That is the hallmark of someone who has no integrity, and cannot be trusted.
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