On This Day: June 19th
This is 171st day of the year and 195 days remain in the year.
Congress abolished slavery in the U.S. territories.
Gen. Gordon Granger informed the citizens of Galveston, Tex., that the slaves were freed. The celebration of the day became known as Juneteenth.
The first running of the Belmont Stakes.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was created.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved.
Pope Paul VI proclaimed John Neumann, the first male saint from the United States.
June 19 BirthdaysLou Gehrig1903–41, American baseball player, born in New York City.
Guy Lombardoband leader
Daw Aung San Suu Kyihuman rights activist
Blaise Pascalscientist and religious philosopher