On this day: June 19

Published: Jun 17 2013 11:50:43 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

OTD June 19 - James Gandolfini
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2013: Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos," dies from a heart attack at age 51 in Rome, Italy. Gandolfini won three Emmys for the role of Tony Soprano and was nominated another three times. He also appeared in movies such as "True Romance," "Get Shorty" and "Zero Dark Thirty."

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