Events in History on June 19

  • 987 Louis IV, crowned king of France
  • 1179 The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
  • 1205 Pope Innocent III fires Adolf I as archbishop of Cologne
  • 1269 King Louis IX of France decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame
  • 1286 Rabbenu Mir of Rothenbur imprisoned in fortress of Ensisheim
  • 1306 The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Robert Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
  • 1464 French King Louis XI forms postal service
  • 1502 Emperor Maximilian I & England sign treaty of Antwerp
  • 1572 Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater
  • 1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC
  • 1588 Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1610 Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1631 Peace of Cherasco: Charles de Gonzaga-Nevers becomes duke of Mantua
  • 1669 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
  • 1754 Albany Congress held by seven British colonies & Iroquois indians
  • 1770 General Church of New Jerusalem established
  • 1770 Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
  • 1778 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
  • 1807 Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
  • 1816 Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • 1821 Decisive defeat of the Greek revolutionary society Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).
  • 1825 Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" premieres

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1829 Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • 1835 New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint
  • 1861 Anaheim Post Office established
  • 1861 Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia
  • 1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories
  • 1863 Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties)
  • 1864 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
  • 1864 Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia
  • 1865 Union General Granger declares slaves are free in Texas
  • 1868 Maj Gen E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC
  • 1875 Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio
  • 1875 The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1881 Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan
  • 1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip"
  • 1897 Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1900 Republican Party nominates President William McKinley for re-election, but chooses a new candidate for Vice-President, Theodore Roosevelt

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1910 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • 1910 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
  • 1912 Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College
  • 1913 Natives Land Act, Act No 27, passed in South Africa: confines Africans to hopelessly overcrowded reserves and deprives them of rights to purchase land outside the native reserves
  • 1917 The British Royal Family, which has had strong German ties since George I, renounces its German names and titles and adopts the name of Windsor
  • 1919 Opposed to dismemberment of Turkey by the Allies, Mustafa Kemal declares his Turkish Nationalist Congress, headquartered in Ankara, independent of Constantinople
  • 1921 Census held in Great Britain
  • 1921 Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1923 Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts
  • 1924 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)
  • 1926 DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry
  • 1931 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct
  • 1932 1st concert given in SF's Stern Grove
  • 1932 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
  • 1933 Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations
  • 1934 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
  • 1936 Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
  • 1936 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
  • 1937 Franco-troops conquer Bilbao Basques
  • 1938 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47

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1940 German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

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1940 Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1941 Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal
  • 1941 Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani

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1941 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 "Shiekh Of Araby" Spike Jones & City Slickers peaks at #19
  • 1943 Race riot in Beaumont Texas
  • 1944 French troops free Elba
  • 1944 Heavy air raid on US fleet at Guam "Turkey Shoot"
  • 1944 Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
  • 1944 World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
  • 1947 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
  • 1948 Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
  • 1953 Albert W Dent elected president of US National Health Council
  • 1954 Tasmanian Devil debuts in "Devil May Hare" by Warner Bros
  • 1959 Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Secetary of Commerce
  • 1961 "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
  • 1961 Charlie Finley, changes A's manager Joe Gordon (26-33) for Hank Bauer
  • 1961 Kuwait declares independence from UK
  • 1961 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
  • 1963 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • 1963 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
  • 1963 Greek government of Pipinolis forms

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1963 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
  • 1965 Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired
  • 1965 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • 1968 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
  • 1969 State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
  • 1970 A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
  • 1970 Conservatives led by Edward Heath win British parliamentary election
  • 1970 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
  • 1970 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days
  • 1970 The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
  • 1971 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
  • 1972 -29] Tropical storm Agnes upgraded to a hurricane, makes landfall in Panama City (would kill 128)
  • 1972 Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers face flight delays and cancellations after pilots threaten to strike over hijack fears
  • 1972 A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
  • 1972 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland
  • 1973 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London
  • 1974 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
  • 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

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2005 Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 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