On This Day in History for June 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

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  • 1976 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
  • 1977 Indians fire manager Frank Robinson & replace him with Jeff Torborg
  • 1977 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint

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1978 Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis
  • 1979 Mali's constitution goes into effect
  • 1980 Battle between police & demonstrators in Capetown, 34 killed
  • 1981 Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
  • 1981 European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
  • 1981 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, South Africa
  • 1981 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
  • 1982 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
  • 1984 "Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
  • 1984 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
  • 1987 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • 1987 Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
  • 1988 Namphy takes control of Haitian government
  • 1988 World's Largest Sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long
  • 1989 Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma's football team
  • 1989 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)
  • 1990 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark
  • 1991 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie

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1991 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • 1992 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • 1992 Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa
  • 1994 Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
  • 1994 Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games

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1999 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 2006 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.
  • 2012 A man is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery in Saudi Arabia
  • 2012 Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government
  • 2013 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria
  • 2015 Pixar's "Inside Out" is released
  • 2015 The right-wing Venstre block wins the 2015 Danish general election

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