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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.” – Colin Powell
June 19: Actress Phylicia Rashad is 70. Singer Mark DeBarge of DeBarge is 59. Singer-dancer Paula Abdul is 56. Actress Zoe Saldana is 40. Singer Macklemore of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is 35.
June 19, 1865: Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, slavery continued in Texas until June 19, 1865, when word reached Galveston, Texas that all slaves in Texas were free. This day, known as Juneteenth, is celebrated annually with picnics and barbecues at public emancipation grounds, some of which are used to this day.