Today in History

Today in History

Today is Monday, Jun 19, a 170th day of 2017. There are 195 days left in a year.

Today’s Highlights in History:

On Jun 19, 1867, Maximilian I, czar of Mexico given 1864, was executed by banishment patrol a month after being taken restrained by a army of President Benito Juarez. The initial using of a Belmont Stakes took place; a leader was a filly named Ruthless.

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In 1865, Union infantry arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that a Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were giveaway — an eventuality distinguished to this day as “Juneteenth.”

In 1917, during World War I, King George V systematic a British stately family to allot with German titles and surnames; a family took a name “Windsor.”

In 1937, a city of Bilbao fell to a Nationalist Army during a Spanish Civil War.

In 1944, during World War II, a two-day Battle of a Philippine Sea began, ensuing in a wilful feat for a Americans over a Japanese.

In 1952, a celebrity-panel diversion uncover “I’ve Got A Secret” done a entrance on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host.

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

In 1964, a Civil Rights Act of 1964 was authorized by a U.S. Senate, 73-27, after flourishing a extensive filibuster.

In 1972, Hurricane Agnes, blamed for during slightest 122 deaths, done landfall over a Florida Panhandle.

In 1977, Pope Paul VI admitted a 19th-century Philadelphia bishop, John Neumann (NOY’-muhn), a initial masculine U.S. saint.

In 1982, Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American automobile engineer, was fatally beaten in Highland Park, Michigan, by dual automobile workers who after perceived trial for murdering in state court, and won acquittals in sovereign court.

In 1987, a U.S. Supreme Court, in Edwards v. Aguillard, struck down, 7-2, a Louisiana law requiring any open propagandize training a speculation of expansion to learn creationism as well.

In 1999, author Stephen King was severely harmed when he was struck by a outpost driven by Bryan Smith in North Lovell, Maine. Britain’s Prince Edward married commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones (rees johnz) in Windsor, England.

Ten years ago: A lorry explosve struck a Shiite mosque in executive Baghdad, murdering during slightest 87 people. President George W. Bush and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (EH’-hood OHL’-murt) sided emphatically with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD’ ah-BAHS’) in his deadlock with a belligerent organisation Hamas. The space convey Atlantis undocked from a general space hire for a lapse to earth, final a scarcely 10-day stay.

Five years ago: WikiLeaks arch Julian Assange took retreat during Ecuador’s Embassy in London, seeking to equivocate extradition to Sweden, where he faced doubt about purported sex crimes. (Sweden forsaken a exploration in May 2017, though Assange stays holed adult in a Ecuadorian Embassy to equivocate detain by British authorities for jumping bail.) The Southern Baptist Convention voted to elect a initial African-American president, a Rev. Fred Luter Jr.

One year ago: LeBron James and his relentless Cavaliers pulled off an extraordinary NBA Finals quip to give a city of Cleveland a initial pretension given 1964 as they became a initial group to convene from a 3-1 finals necessity by violence a fortifying champion Golden State Warriors 93-89. Dustin Johnson won a U.S. Open by 3 shots while Shane Lowry, who began a final turn with a four-shot lead, Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy finished tied for second. Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best famous for personification Chekov in a new “Star Trek” films, was killed by his possess automobile as it rolled down his drive in Los Angeles; he was 27.

Today’s Birthdays: Pop thespian Tommy DeVito (The Four Seasons) is 89. Actress Gena (JEH’-nuh) Rowlands is 87. Hall of Fame competition automobile motorist Shirley Muldowney is 77. Singer Spanky McFarlane (Spanky and Our Gang) is 75. Nobel assent laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (soo chee) is 72. Author Salman Rushdie is 70. Actress Phylicia Rashad is 69. Rock thespian Ann Wilson (Heart) is 67. Musician Larry Dunn is 64. Actress Kathleen Turner is 63. Country thespian Doug Stone is 61. Singer Mark DeBarge is 58. Singer-dancer-choreographer Paula Abdul is 55. Actor Andy Lauer is 54. Rock singer-musician Brian Vander Ark (Verve Pipe) is 53. Actor Samuel West is 51. Actress Mia Sara is 50. TV celebrity Lara Spencer is 48. Rock musician Brian “Head” Welch is 47. Actor Jean Dujardin is 45. Actress Robin Tunney is 45. Actor Bumper Robinson is 43. Actress Poppy Montgomery is 42. Alt-country singer-musician Scott Avett (AY’-veht) (The Avett Brothers) is 41. Actor Ryan Hurst is 41. Actress Zoe Saldana is 39. Actress Lauren Lee Smith is 37. Rapper Macklemore (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis) is 34. Actor Paul Dano is 33. Actor Giacomo Gianniotti is 28. Actor Atticus Shaffer is 19.

Thought for Today: “Free thinkers are generally those who never consider during all.” — Laurence Sterne, English author (1713-1768).

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