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On this day: June 19

Published On: Jun 17 2013 10:50:43 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

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1846: The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Elysian Fields in Hoboken, N.J., with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired the game and even fined one player six cents for cursing.


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