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Monday, June 19, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.

1846 The first baseball game (using modern rules) was played in Hoboken, New Jersey.

1862 Slavery was outlawed in U.S. territories.

1867 Maximilian I of the Second Mexican Empire was executed by firing squad in Querétaro.

1903 Baseball hall-of-famer Lou Gehrig was born in New York City.

1910 Father's Day was celebrated for the first time, in Spokane, Wash.

1917 During World War I, King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames. The family took the name Windsor.

1934 The Federal Communications Commission was created.

1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, N.Y. They had been convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.

1961 The Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state officeholders to profess a belief in God.

1961 Kuwait declared independence from the United Kingdom.

1978 Garfield made his debut in a comic strip.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

70 Gena Rowlands actress
58 Phylicia Rashad Actress (''The Cosby Show'')
52 Kathleen Turner Actress
50 Doug Stone Country singer
44 Paula Abdul Singer-TV personality (''American Idol'')

THE HISTORY CHANNEL'S (comercial) VIDEO FOR THIS DATE

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