bransonglobe.com HISTORY June 19-20, 2020 • 19 Today in History: Movies, sports and more • 1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories • 1865 Union General Gordon Granger declares slaves are free in Texas, now the date the end of slavery is celebrated across the US as Juneteenth • 1900 Republican Party nominates President William McKinley for re-election, but chooses a new candidate for Vice-President, Theodore Roosevelt • • 1910 Father’s Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Washington) 1934 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created • 1944 Five of the “The Magnificent Eleven” photos taken by Robert Capa during the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach, Normandy first published in “Life Magazine” • 1961 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland’s constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God • 1964 Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, home of the famous horticulturist, is designated a National Historical Landmark in Santa Rosa, California • 1991 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police • 2017 First full genetic study of cats published in “Nature Ecology and Evolution”, reveals domesticated 9,000 years ago, descended from one species (African wildcat) • 2017 Bexit negotiations begin between United Kingdom and the European Union in Brussels • 2018 General Electric is dropped form the Dow Jones Index, the last original member from 1907 Movies & TV • 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 • 1973 “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” stage production first opens in London • 1992 “Batman Returns”, starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released • 2009 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox is released • 2015 Pixar’s animated film “Inside Out” is released with voices by Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling Sports • 1846 First offically recognized baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey • 1989 Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma’s football team Birthdays • 1903 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941) • 1978 Garfield the Cat, animated character “Big fat hairy deal” EXP 6/30/20

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