What Happened on June 19

Significant Events

  • 1829 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London
  • 1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories
  • 1944 World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
  • 1991 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police
  • 2000 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
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Did You Know?

First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey

On June 19, 1846

Famous Weddings

  • 1369 Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy marries Margaret 111 Countess of Flanders
  • 1843 Philosopher Karl Marx (25) weds Jenny von Westphalen in Germany
  • 1850 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina
  • 1886 US President William Taft (28) weds Helen Herron (25) in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1942 Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman

Famous Divorces

  • 2009 "Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek (53) divorces actor Bradley Whitford (49) after 16 years of marriage
  • 2010 Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage
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