Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 19

  • June 19, 1821
    The Ottomans defeat the Greeks at the Battle of Dragasani
  • June 19, 1862
    Congress prohibits slavery in all current and future United States territories
  • June 19, 1867
    Mexican Emperor Maximilian is executed on the orders of Benito Juárez by a firing squad in Queretaro
  • June 19, 1953
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York
  • June 19, 1961
    Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain
  • June 19, 2014
    King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, who ascends the Spanish throne as King Felipe VI

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