June 19

Juneteenth: Emancipation Day in Texas. General Robert S. Granger of the Texas militia brought Galveston back under Union control, 1865, and announced to black people that they were freed from slavery according to the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863.

At the O.J. Simpson trial, an FBI agent testified that the make and style of shoe worn by the murderer had been identified, 1995. The shoes would have fit Simpson, but there was no evidence he had owned such a pair of shoes.

President Eisenhower and Senate leaders tried to stop a tax-cutting mania by senators, 1958. Federal taxes on freight charges (3%) and passenger tickets (10%) were ended. Federal tax of 10% on new cars and trucks was retained.

Nazi official Joseph Goebbels announced that no Jews were left in Berlin, 1943.

30 people were killed and 65 injured in a train wreck near Miles City, Montana, 1938. Several cars of the Olympian, a Milwaukee Railroad passenger express, were dumped into a flooded creek after waters from a flash flood undermined a bridge.

The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York harbor for assembly, 1885. It was a gift from France to honor the U.S. for 100 years of independence.

George Washington was commissioned as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 1775.

On the order of an Indian ruler, almost 150 British prisoners were pushed into a cramped, airless cell called "the Black Hole of Calcutta," 1756. Only 23 of the prisoners survived.

Mathematician Blaise Pascal was born, 1623. Pascal also wrote about philosophy: "If we must not act except on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty: sea voyages, battles!"

Many men who refuse to believe in Santa Claus are convinced they can beat Wall Street.

A practical nurse is one who marries a rich patient.

John 15:1-5 (American Standard Version)

   I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
   Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it [or thins the fruit], that it may bring forth more fruit.
   Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.
   Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
   I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same will bring forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

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