What Happened on June 19, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Anaheim Post Office established
  • Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WWI)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal