history fact – June 19, 2017

Today is Monday, June 19, the 170th day of 2017. There are 195 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History:

On June 19, 1867, Maximilian I, emperor of Mexico since 1864, was executed by firing squad a month after being taken prisoner by the forces of President Benito Juarez. The inaugural running of the Belmont Stakes took place; the winner was a filly named Ruthless.

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