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This Day in History – June 19

This Day In History1835—New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint.
1861—Anaheim Post Office established.
1862—Slavery outlawed in US territories.
1865—Siege of Richmond, Va.
1910—Father’s Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Washington)
1912—Tennessee University opened at Tennessee A & L State College.
1926—DeFord  Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
1934—Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created.
1952—“I’ve Got A Secret” debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host.
1956—Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films.
1960—Loretta Lynn records “Honky Tonk Girl”
1970—Jim Bouton’s controversial “Ball Four” is published.
1981—Boeing commercial Chinook 2 rotor helicopter is certified.
1984—1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
1987—Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation.
1988—88th US Open Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Massachusetts.
1992—“Batman Returns” is released in USA movie theaters.
2000—Tiger Woods wins golf’s US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12.
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