June 19

June 19

Events June 19

1179 – The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
1269 – King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
1306 – The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
1586 – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America.
1667 – The Raid on the Medway begins. Within the next five days the Dutch navy led by Michiel de Ruyter sails up the Thames and the Medway, lays waste to ships anchored at the Royal Dockyard in Chatham and tows away the English flagship HMS Royal Charles as war booty. It is the worst defeat in the Royal Navy's history.
1770 – Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
1816 – Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1821 – Decisive defeat of the Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).
1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball match is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.
1850 – Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.
1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
1867 – Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
1870 – After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
1875 – The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
1910 – The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
1913 – Natives' Land Act in South Africa implemented.
1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
1944 – World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
1953 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
1961 – Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
1966 – Shiv Sena a political party in India is founded in Mumbai.
1970 – The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
1978 – Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.
1982 – In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
1982 – The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
1985 – Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
1987 – Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
1990 – The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
1991 – The Soviet occupation of Hungary ends.
1999 – Wedding of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones.
2009 – Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.
2009 – War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Armed Forces open Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the Taliban and other Islamist rebels in the South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Holidays and observances

Christian Feast Day:
Gervasius and Protasius (Roman Catholic Church)
Juliana Falconieri
Romuald
Zosimus
June 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Day of the Independent Hungary (Hungary)
Feast of Forest (Palawan)
Juneteenth (United States, especially African Americans)
Labour Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
Laguna Day (Laguna)
Never Again Day (Uruguay)
Surigao del Sur Day (Surigao del Sur)
World Sickle Cell Day (International)

 

 

 

 

 

 



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