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June 19 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 19. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 39 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 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.
  • 1816
    Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • 1821
    Decisive defeat of the Filiki Eteria by the Ottomans at Drăgășani (in Wallachia).
  • 1846
    The first officially recorded, organized baseball game 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.
  • 1857
    The 19 June 1857 law (Loi relative à l'assainissement et de mise en culture des Landes de Gascogne): A turning point in the history of the Landes forest.
  • 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 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
  • 1867
    Maximilian I of the Second Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
  • 1875
    The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1910
    The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1911
    the Norwegian football club Molde FK was founded.
  • 1913
    Natives Land Act, 1913 in South Africa implemented.
  • 1917
    The solar eclipse of June 19, 1917.
  • 1934
    The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • 1936
    The solar eclipse of June 19, 1936.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Nguyễn Cao Kỳ becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu becomes the figurehead chief of state.
  • 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 of Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • 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.

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