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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 19 - The Day in History

June 19 : General Interest
1953: Rosenbergs executed

On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York... read more

2005 : Controversy at U.S. Grand Prix

Civil War
1864 : USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama

Cold War
1953 : Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed

1892 : A bloody fingerprint elicits a mother's evil tale in Argentina

1938 : Montana flood causes train wreck

General Interest
1856 : First Republican national convention ends
1864 : CSS Alabama sinks off coast of France
1867 : Emperor of Mexico executed

1905 : First nickelodeon opens

1934 : Nathanael West's A Cool Million is published

1970 : Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer

Old West
1868 : Father De Smet talks peace with Sitting Bull

1886 : Taft marries Helen Herron

1972 : Curt Flood case decided

Vietnam War
1965 : Ky becomes premier of South Vietnam
1968 : South Vietnamese president signs general mobilization bill

World War I
1917 : Britain's King George V changes royal surname

World War II
1944 : United States scores major victory against Japanese in Battle of the Philippine Sea


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