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19th of June 1179 EVENT The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
19th of June 1269 EVENT King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
19th of June 1306 EVENT The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
19th of June 1586 EVENT English colonists leave Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.
19th of June 1770 EVENT Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
19th of June 1807 EVENT Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
19th of June 1816 EVENT Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
19th of June 1821 EVENT Decisive defeat of the Philiki Etaireia by the Ottomans at Dragasani (in Wallachia).
19th of June 1846 EVENT 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.
19th of June 1850 EVENT Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.
19th of June 1862 EVENT The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case.
19th of June 1865 EVENT 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.
19th of June 1867 EVENT Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Queretaro, Queretaro.
19th of June 1870 EVENT After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
19th of June 1875 EVENT The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
19th of June 1910 EVENT The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
19th of June 1934 EVENT The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
19th of June 1943 EVENT Race riots occur in Beaumont, Texas.
19th of June 1944 EVENT World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
19th of June 1953 EVENT Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
19th of June 1961 EVENT Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
19th of June 1964 EVENT The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
19th of June 1966 EVENT Shiv Sena a political party in India is founded in Mumbai.
19th of June 1970 EVENT The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
19th of June 1978 EVENT Garfield appears in his first comic strip.
19th of June 1982 EVENT In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
19th of June 1982 EVENT The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
19th of June 1987 EVENT 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.
19th of June 1990 EVENT The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
19th of June 2006 EVENT Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.
19th of June 1301 BIRTHDAY Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (d. 1333)
19th of June 1566 BIRTHDAY King James I of England and VI of Scotland (d. 1625)
19th of June 1595 BIRTHDAY Guru Hargobind, Indian religious figure (d. 1644)
19th of June 1606 BIRTHDAY James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (d. 1649)
19th of June 1623 BIRTHDAY Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1662)
19th of June 1633 BIRTHDAY Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Protestant theologian (d. 1712)
19th of June 1717 BIRTHDAY Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
19th of June 1764 BIRTHDAY Jose Gervasio Artigas, father of Uruguay (d. 1850)
19th of June 1771 BIRTHDAY Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
19th of June 1792 BIRTHDAY Gustav Schwab, German author (d. 1850)
19th of June 1815 BIRTHDAY Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872)
19th of June 1816 BIRTHDAY William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)
19th of June 1834 BIRTHDAY Edgar Degas, French Artist (d. 1917)
19th of June 1834 BIRTHDAY Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)
19th of June 1846 BIRTHDAY Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
19th of June 1850 BIRTHDAY David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)
19th of June 1851 BIRTHDAY Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
19th of June 1854 BIRTHDAY Alfredo Catalani, Italian musician (d. 1893)
19th of June 1858 BIRTHDAY Sam Walter Foss, American librarian and poet (d. 1911)
19th of June 1861 BIRTHDAY Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, British World War I military figure (d. 1928)
19th of June 1861 BIRTHDAY Jose Rizal, Filipino poet (d. 1896)
19th of June 1865 BIRTHDAY Dame May Whitty, English entertainer (d. 1948)
19th of June 1872 BIRTHDAY Theodore Payne, English horticulturist (d. 1963)
19th of June 1874 BIRTHDAY Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer (d. 1941)
19th of June 1877 BIRTHDAY Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961)
19th of June 1884 BIRTHDAY Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
19th of June 1896 BIRTHDAY Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (d. 1986)
19th of June 1897 BIRTHDAY Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
19th of June 1897 BIRTHDAY Moe Howard, American actor (d. 1975)
19th of June 1898 BIRTHDAY James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
19th of June 1900 BIRTHDAY Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (d. 1986)
19th of June 1902 BIRTHDAY Guy Lombardo, Canadian bandleader (d. 1977)
19th of June 1903 BIRTHDAY Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
19th of June 1903 BIRTHDAY Wally Hammond, English cricketer (d. 1965)
19th of June 1903 BIRTHDAY Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
19th of June 1905 BIRTHDAY Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
19th of June 1906 BIRTHDAY Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
19th of June 1906 BIRTHDAY Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
19th of June 1907 BIRTHDAY Clarence Wiseman, 10th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1985)
19th of June 1909 BIRTHDAY Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (d. 1948)
19th of June 1909 BIRTHDAY Midori Naka, Japanese actress (d. 1945)
19th of June 1910 BIRTHDAY Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)
19th of June 1910 BIRTHDAY Abe Fortas, American jurist (d. 1982)
19th of June 1912 BIRTHDAY Don Gutteridge, American baseball player (d. 2008)
19th of June 1912 BIRTHDAY Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
19th of June 1914 BIRTHDAY Anthony of Sourozh, Swiis-born British religious figure (d. 2003)
19th of June 1914 BIRTHDAY Lester Flatt, American musician (d. 1979)
19th of June 1914 BIRTHDAY Alan Cranston, American politician (d. 2000)
19th of June 1915 BIRTHDAY Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
19th of June 1915 BIRTHDAY Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)
19th of June 1917 BIRTHDAY Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabweian politician (d. 1999)
19th of June 1919 BIRTHDAY Pauline Kael, American movie critic (d. 2001)
19th of June 1921 BIRTHDAY Louis Jourdan, French actor
19th of June 1922 BIRTHDAY Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
19th of June 1922 BIRTHDAY Fritz Schollmeyer, German football manager
19th of June 1924 BIRTHDAY Leo Nomellini, American football player (d. 2000)
19th of June 1925 BIRTHDAY Charlie Drake, British actor, writer and singer (d. 2006)
19th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)
19th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
19th of June 1929 BIRTHDAY Thelma Barlow, English actress
19th of June 1930 BIRTHDAY Gena Rowlands, American actress
19th of June 1930 BIRTHDAY Francois Abadie, French politician (d. 2001)
19th of June 1932 BIRTHDAY Pier Angeli, Italian-born American actress (d. 1972)
19th of June 1932 BIRTHDAY Marisa Pavan, Italian-born actress
19th of June 1933 BIRTHDAY Viktor Patsayev, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
19th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Tommy DeVito, American musician and singer
19th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Marisa Galvany, American soprano
19th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Shirley Goodman, American singer (d. 2005)
19th of June 1938 BIRTHDAY Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (d. 2002)
19th of June 1938 BIRTHDAY Ian Smith, Australian actor
19th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Bernd Hoss, German football manager
19th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
19th of June 1940 BIRTHDAY Shirley Muldowney, American drag racer
19th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Vaclav Klaus, Czech politician and President
19th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
19th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Jos Brink, Dutch actor (d. 2007)
19th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Elaine McFarlane, American singer
19th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (d. 2010)
19th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
19th of June 1945 BIRTHDAY Radovan Karadzic, Serbian-Bosnian politician
19th of June 1945 BIRTHDAY Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, Nobel laureate
19th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Greenhoff, English footballer
19th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY John Ralston Saul, Canadian author
19th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
19th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Salman Rushdie, Indian author
19th of June 1948 BIRTHDAY Phylicia Rashad, American actress
19th of June 1948 BIRTHDAY Nick Drake, English musician (d. 1974)
19th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Ann Wilson, American musician
19th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
19th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
19th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Robert Ainsworth, British politician
19th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Larry Dunn, American musician
19th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Hilary Jones, English TV doctor
19th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Turner, American actress
19th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Doug Stone, American singer
19th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
19th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Sergei Makarov, Russian hockey player
19th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Meredith Brooks, American singer/songwriter
19th of June 1959 BIRTHDAY Mark DeBarge, American singer, songwriter and trumpeter
19th of June 1959 BIRTHDAY Christian Wulff, President of Germany
19th of June 1960 BIRTHDAY Luke Morley, British guitarist
19th of June 1961 BIRTHDAY Frank Mischke, German footballer
19th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
19th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Paula Abdul, American singer and choreographer
19th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer
19th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Laura Ingraham, American radio host and political commentator
19th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Boris Johnson, British politician
19th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Brian Vander Ark, American musician
19th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Luc Donckerwolke, Belgian car designer
19th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Sadie Frost, English actress
19th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
19th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Michalis Romanidis, Greek basketball player
19th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Bj?rn Daehlie, Norwegian skier
19th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Mia Sara, American actress
19th of June 1968 BIRTHDAY Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
19th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Lara Spencer, American TV personality
19th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Thomas Breitling, American entrepreneur
19th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Quincy Watts, American athlete
19th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
19th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Brian Welch, American guitarist (Korn)
19th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Antonis Remos, Greek singer
19th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Brian McBride, American soccer player
19th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress
19th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Dennis Lyxzen, Swedish musician
19th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Eric Sheffer Stevens, American actor
19th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Robin Tunney, American actress
19th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Jahine Arnold, American football player
19th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Yuko Nakazawa, Japanese singer
19th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
19th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Bumper Robinson, American actor and voice artist
19th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
19th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Anthony Parker, American basketball player
19th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Hugh Dancy, English actor
19th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Bryan Hughes, English footballer
19th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Patrick Surtain, American football player
19th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Abdoul Thiam, German footballer
19th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Peter Warrick, American football player
19th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Veronika Varekova, Czech supermodel
19th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Rebecca Loos, Dutch model
19th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
19th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
19th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Zoe Saldana, American actress
19th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Mia Maestro, Argentine actress
19th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
19th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Quentin Jammer, American football player
19th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Moonika Aava, Estonian javelin thrower
19th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Jose Kleberson, Brazilian football player
19th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer
19th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress
19th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player
19th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Milka Loff Fernandes, German actress
19th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Robbie Neilson, Scottish footballer
19th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Dan Ellis, Canadian hockey player
19th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer
19th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Quintin Geldenhuys, South African-born Italian rugby player
19th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Moss Burmester, New Zealand swimmer
19th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Chris Vermeulen, Australian motorcycle racer
19th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY David Pollack, American football player
19th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY May Andersen, Danish supermodel
19th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Michael Yarmush, American actor
19th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
19th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Trevor Hamilton, Northern Irish murderer
19th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
19th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Mark Selby, British snooker player
19th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Paul Dano, American actor
19th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Jason Capizzi, American football player
19th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Jose Ernesto Sosa, Argentine footballer
19th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Marvin Williams, American basketball player
19th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Dimitris Sialmas, Greek footballer
19th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Diego Hypolito, Brazilian gymnast
19th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
19th of June 1027 DEATH Romuald, Italian saint (Born 951)
19th of June 1205 DEATH Roman the Great, Rus' prince (Born 1151)
19th of June 1282 DEATH Eleanor de Montfort, wife of Llywelyn the Last (Born 1252)
19th of June 1312 DEATH Piers Gaveston, British nobelman (Born c. 1284)
19th of June 1415 DEATH Philippa of Lancaster, Queen consort of Portugal
19th of June 1542 DEATH Leo Jud, Swiss reformer (Born 1482)
19th of June 1545 DEATH Abraomas Kulvietis, Lithuanian reformer (Born 1509)
19th of June 1584 DEATH Francois, Duke of Anjou (Born 1555)
19th of June 1608 DEATH Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (Born 1551)
19th of June 1650 DEATH Matthaus Merian, Swiss engraver (Born 1593)
19th of June 1747 DEATH Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer (Born 1669)
19th of June 1762 DEATH Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (Born 1702)
19th of June 1768 DEATH Benjamin Tasker, Sr., American colonial governor (Born 1690)
19th of June 1786 DEATH Nathanael Greene, American military commander (Born 1742)
19th of June 1787 DEATH Princess Sophie Helene Beatrice of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette (Born 1786)
19th of June 1805 DEATH Louis-Jean-Francois Lagrenee, French painter (Born 1724)
19th of June 1820 DEATH Joseph Banks, English naturalist and botanist (Born 1743)
19th of June 1844 DEATH Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (Born 1772)
19th of June 1867 DEATH Maximilian I of Mexico (Born 1832)
19th of June 1902 DEATH Albert, King of Saxony (Born 1828)
19th of June 1903 DEATH Herbert Vaughan, Roman Catholic archbishop (Born 1832)
19th of June 1921 DEATH Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (Born 1888)
19th of June 1922 DEATH Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (Born 1874)
19th of June 1937 DEATH J. M. Barrie, Scottish author (Born 1860)
19th of June 1939 DEATH Grace Abbott, American social worker and activist (Born 1878)
19th of June 1949 DEATH Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim philosopher (Born 1885)
19th of June 1951 DEATH Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (Born 1884)
19th of June 1952 DEATH Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (Born 1888)
19th of June 1953 DEATH Ethel Rosenberg, American convicted spy (Born 1915)
19th of June 1953 DEATH Julius Rosenberg, American convicted spy (Born 1918)
19th of June 1956 DEATH Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (Born 1874)
19th of June 1966 DEATH Ed Wynn, American actor (Born 1886)
19th of June 1968 DEATH James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (Born 1898)
19th of June 1975 DEATH Sam Giancana, American gangster (Born 1908)
19th of June 1977 DEATH Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (Born 1933)
19th of June 1977 DEATH Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (Born 1889)
19th of June 1979 DEATH Paul Popenoe, American founder of marriage counseling and scholar of eugenics (Born 1888)
19th of June 1984 DEATH Lee Krasner, American painter (Born 1908)
19th of June 1986 DEATH Coluche, French comedian (Born 1944)
19th of June 1986 DEATH Len Bias, American basketball player (Born 1963)
19th of June 1987 DEATH Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (Born 1981)
19th of June 1988 DEATH Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (Born 1922)
19th of June 1988 DEATH Gladys Spellman, American politician (Born 1918)
19th of June 1991 DEATH Jean Arthur, American actress (Born 1900)
19th of June 1993 DEATH William Golding, English writer; Nobel laureate (Born 1911)
19th of June 1995 DEATH Peter Townsend, British military officer (Born 1914)
19th of June 1996 DEATH G. David Schine, American businessman (Born 1927)
19th of June 1997 DEATH Olga Georges-Picot, French actress (Born 1944)
19th of June 1997 DEATH Bobby Helms, American singer (Born 1933)
19th of June 2001 DEATH John Heyer, Australian documentarian (Born 1916)
19th of June 2001 DEATH Steve Broadie, American voice actor
19th of June 2003 DEATH Laura Sadler, English actress (Born 1980)
19th of June 2007 DEATH Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (Born 1932)
19th of June 2007 DEATH El Fary, Spanish singer (Born 1937)
19th of June 2007 DEATH Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (Born 1947)
19th of June 2007 DEATH Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (Born 1919)
19th of June 2008 DEATH Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist (Born 1934)
19th of June 2008 DEATH Bennie Swain, American basketball player (Born 1930)
19th of June 2009 DEATH Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian (Born 1895)
19th of June 2010 DEATH Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (Born 1962)
19th of June 2010 DEATH Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (Born 1925)

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