Today in history: June 19In 1862, slavery was outlawed in...

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June 19, 1996

Today in history: June 19

In 1862, slavery was outlawed in U.S. territories.

In 1910, Father's Day was celebrated for the first time, in Spokane, Wash.

In 1961, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state officeholders to profess a belief in God.

In 1977, Pope Paul VI proclaimed a 19th-century bishop, John Neumann, the first male U.S. saint.

Ten years ago: University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias suffered a fatal cocaine-induced seizure.

Pub Date: 6/19/96

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