On This Day in History...
1862 – Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.