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June 19


1862   The U.S. Congress passes law that prohibits slavery.

1912   The US official establishes an eight-hour work day

1948   The first stock car race sanctioned by NASCAR.

1978   The comic strip Garfield begins.

Famous Birthdays:

1566   James I (King of England)

1623   Blaise Pascal (Mathematician)

1897   Moe Howard (Leader of the Three Stooges)

1903   Lou Gehrig (Baseball player)

1954   Kathleen Turner (Actress)

1962   Paula Abdul (Singer and singing judge)

1978   Dirk Nowitzki (Basketball Player)

1987   Rashard Mendenhall (NFL Football player)

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