On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1865

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Union General 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)