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French King Louis IX ordered all Jews to wear yellow badges in public, today (1269). Also, English colonists abandoned Roanoke Island (1586), the New York Base Ball Club defeated the Knickerbockers in the first recorded organized baseball game (1846), Congress barred slavery in U.S. territories (1862), two years after its issue, slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the Emancipation Proclamation, an event commemorated as Juneteenth (1865), the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington (1910), Norway’s Molde FK soccer club was founded (1911), President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Communications Act, creating the Federal Communications Commission (1934), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed (1953), Kuwait declared independence (1961), the Senate overcame an 89-day filibuster to pass the Civil Rights Act (1964), the comic strip Garfield debuted (1978), “God’s banker” Roberto Calvi was found hanged beneath London’s Blackfriars Bridge (1982), Norway ratified the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (1990), the Soviet occupation of Hungary ended (1991), riots erupted in Shishou, China as rumors swirled about the death of 24-year-old chef Tu Yuangao (2009), and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden married her personal trainer, Daniel Westling (2010). And Felipe VI rose to the Spanish throne upon the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos I (2014).
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Happy Juneteenth! ::hugggggs::