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This Day in History for June 19 – US Abolishes Slavery and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1862 – Congress abolishes slavery in US territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case (More info)

1910 – The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington (More info)

1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the Federal Communications Commission (More info)

1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the US Senate (More info)

1978 – Garfield the Cat appears in his first comic strip (More info)

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