Monday, June 19, 2023

This week in history #25

Last week's photos:
1966 Miranda v Arizona
1777 US Flag Day
1951 Univac 1
1812 US war against Great Britain

Last year we looked at obscure holidays. This year, let’s look at major world events that occurred each week.  Make your best guess in the comments as to the years of each event.  No googling!

Week #25

June 19, ____ - In Galveston, Texas, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3: "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the [President] of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves..." This day is now celebrated as Juneteenth.

June 20, ____ - The US Congress officially adopted the Great Seal of the United States of America.

June 24, ____ - Soviet Russia began a blockade of Berlin. Two days later the Allies responded with the Berlin Airlift, delivering food, coal, and medical supplies to two million isolated West Berliners.

June 25, ____ - The Korean War began as North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel and launched a full scale invasion of South Korea. Three years later, an armistice was signed, formally dividing the country at the 38th parallel into North and South Korea.



  1. Sorry I've missed you a few times, but my brain went on vacation.

    1) Juneteenth 1865

    2) It was the Continental Congress, not the modern Congress that accepted the seal in 1782

    3) The Berlin Blockade started in 1948

    4) Korean War started in 1950. My Dad was part of the police action.

    1. Vacations are good.

      All of the above are absolutely correct! And props to you for calling it a police action.