Do you know what interesting items happened in history on June 19? Today’s collection of Five Fascinating Facts From June 19 was gleaned from Wikipedia.
While interesting, these fun facts have nothing to do with my real estate business of helping families buy and sell Silicon Valley homes-they just add fun to life.
- 1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.
- 1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
- 1865 – More than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary of this official announcement of freedom is officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
- 1910 – The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
- 1978 – The comic strip Garfield (aka "the world’s laziest cat") makes its debut. Garfield holds the Guinness World Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.
This image of a scarred slave is in the public domain. Photographed in 1863 – Peter, aka Gordon-was a Mississippi slave with numerous keloid scars from whippings. This famous photo was distributed to visually shock people with the brutal and long-standing horrors of slavery.
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