This Day In History: June 19

(1865) All remaining slaves in Texas were freed, an event now celebrated as Juneteenth.

(1775) George Washington is appointed Commander in Chief of the fledgling Continental Army.

(1964) After record filibusters, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed by the senate, 73-27.

(1987) The Supreme Court ruled against a Louisiana law requiring schools to teach Creation Science.

(2017) Otto Warmbier died in a hospital in the U.S. after a year of imprisonment in North Korea.

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