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This Day in History – June 19, 2011




240 -BC- Eratosthenes estimates circumference of Earth 1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC 1846 1st baseball game (Cartwright Rules)-NY Nines 23, Knickerbockers 1 1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories 1865 All slaves in Texas freed 1867 1st Belmont Stakes, Ruthless wins 1875 Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio 1910 Father’s Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash) 1934 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created 1940 “Brenda Starr,” 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago 1943 NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburg Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5) 1946 1st TV sports spectacular-Joe Louis vs Billy Conn 1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100 1961 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland’s constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God 1967 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army 1967 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD 1973 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000 1977 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-century bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint 1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia 1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins]]]]> ]]>

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