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5 Fun Facts About June 19 In Utah History

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1. Juneteenth Becomes a State Holiday: On June 19, 2021, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill recognizing Juneteenth, a day celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, as a state holiday in Utah. Utah is one of many states to make this move in recent years, following national recognition of the holiday by Congress in 2020.

2. The Birth of the Salt Lake Tribune: On June 19, 1871, the first issue of the Salt Lake Tribune was published in Utah. The paper was founded by a group of businessmen who opposed the dominance of the Mormon Church in Utah politics and sought to provide an alternative voice for the state.

3. The Beginning of the Utah War: On June 19, 1857, Brigham Young, the leader of the Mormon Church, declared martial law in Utah in response to tensions between the Mormons and the federal government. This was the beginning of the Utah War, a conflict that would last for two years and result in the deaths of dozens of people.

4. A Tragic Mining Disaster: On June 19, 1902, a mine explosion in the town of Scofield, Utah, killed 200 miners. It was one of the deadliest mining disasters in US history and led to increased scrutiny of safety practices in the mining industry.

5. The First Female State Senator: On June 19, 1896, Martha Hughes Cannon became the first female state senator in the United States when she was elected to the Utah State Senate. Cannon was a physician and public health advocate who championed women's suffrage and other progressive causes during her time in office.
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