Monday, June 19, 2017

Day 170 - This day in legal and military history

June 19


WORLD Sauntering Day

NATIONAL Kissing Day

NATIONAL Garfield the Cat Day

NATIONAL Martini Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

240 BC Eratosthenes accurately calculates the circumference of the earth

1865 Emancipation Day, also known as Juneteenth, was the day that Union General Granger informed Texas slaves that they were free. Blacks came to celebrate the day as Juneteenth Freedom Day.

1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved

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