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Today In History

Thu., June 19, 1997

1910: Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time anywhere - in Spokane.

1953: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg - convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union - were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, N.Y.

1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the U.S. Senate.

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