The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played, the Statue of Liberty's pieces arrive in New York Harbor, Father's Day is celebrated for the first time, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed, and "Garfield" debuts, all on this day.
June 19, 1951: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which extends Selective Service until July 1, 1955, and lowers the draft age to 18 years and six months.
Daniel Morgan (July 6, 1736 – July 6, 1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. One of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolutionary War, he later commanded troops during the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion.
June 3, 1992: The day after securing the Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. president, Bill Clinton makes an appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show," where he plays the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone to a cheering audience. The appearance was later seen by historians as an important moment in Clinton's political career, helping build his popularity among minority and young voters.
1907: The 16 battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by the USS Connecticut, begin their circumnavigation of the world, setting sail from Hampton Roads, Virginia. They wouldn't arrive home again until 26 months later, on Feb. 22, 1909. The voyage was ordered by President Theodore Roosevelt to demonstrate growing American military power and blue-water navy capability. The battleships from America's Atlantic Fleet got their name because their hulls were painted white, the Navy's peacetime…
On November 16, 1776, Fort Washington was attacked by the British. John Corbin, an artilleryman, was in charge of firing a small cannon at the top of a ridge. During an assault by the Hessians, John was killed, leaving his cannon unmanned. His wife Margaret, after witnessing his death, immediately took his place at the cannon. She fired away until her arm, chest, and jaw were hit by enemy fire. The British won the Battle, and Margret, was treated as a wounded soldier & paroled.