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Today in History, June 19

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, separated by heavy wire screen as they leave U.S. Court House after being found guilty by jury.

Sixty years ago today, on June 19, 1953, Julius Rosenburg and his wife Ethel were executed in the U.S. having earlier been convicted of espionage and sentenced to death. The Rosenburgs, who were charged with passing on atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, protested their innocence to the end and to this day the case remains one of the most mysterious criminal trials in recent history.

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