What Happened on June 19, 1865

Historical Events


Union General Gordon Granger declares slaves are free in Texas, now the date the end of slavery is celebrated across the US as Juneteenth

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Hugenberg, German politician and businessman, born in Hanover (d. 1951)
  • May Whitty, British actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1948)
Born in 1865
1865 Highlights

About June 19, 1865

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini