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President Biden Signs "JUNETEENTH" Federal Holiday Bill
June 17, 2021
President Biden signs into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and historically known as Jubilee DayBlack Independence Day, and Emancipation Day is a holiday in the United States.

The holiday commemorates the end of slavery, and is regularly observed with celebrations of culture.Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1866.

The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

Juneteenth's commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas.


Opening Day 117th Congress U.S. House of Representatives
January 3, 2021
The U.S. House gavels the 117th Congress into session, swears in members and holds the speaker election.

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