On this day: June 19

POSTED: 11:50 PM Jun 17 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jun 19 2016

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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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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