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Encyclopaedia Britannica | On This Day
June 19
Aung San Suu Kyi

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar politician and opposition leader

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Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg

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1953

Rosenbergs executed for espionage

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