On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1865

Historical Events


USAJuneteenth

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

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The declaration issued in Texas informing citizens that all slaves were free as of June 19, 1865
The declaration issued in Texas informing citizens that all slaves were free as of June 19, 1865
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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)
1865 Highlights

About June 19, 1865

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini