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Week ahead: 5 things you need to know

This week is filled with commemorative days regarding U.S. history, a utility facing sentencing for California's most deadly and destructive wildfire, and more.

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This week is filled with commemorative days regarding U.S. history, a utility facing sentencing for California's most deadly and destructive wildfire, and more.

Here's what you need to know.

Flag Day is Sunday

The annual day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S. The Continental Congress approved that flag design in 1777.

PG&E sentencing is Tuesday

Sentencing will take place for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. involving California’s most deadly and destructive wildfire. The utility has agreed to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts and one count of unlawfully causing a fire. The hearing was postponed from May 26 due to the pandemic.

Juneteenth is Friday

In 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — an event celebrated to this day as "Juneteenth."

Belmont Stakes is Saturday

Belmont Stakes in New York, which was postponed, will take place without spectators due to the coronavirus. Usually it’s the last leg of the Triple Crown, but this year, it’s the first of the three horse races.

Summer solstice is Saturday

The summer solstice occurs this weekend. It’s when the sun reaches its most northerly point, directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer (23 degrees 27 minutes north latitude). The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of summer.

CNN and The Associated Press contributed to this report.