On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 2017

Historical Events

  • Bexit negotiations begin between United Kingdom and the European Union in Brussels
  • First full genetic study of cats published in "Nature Ecology and Evolution", reveals domesticated 9,000 years ago, descended from one species (African wildcat)
  • Record 65.6 million people displaced around the world in 2016 reported by UN refugee agency
  • Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children's television presenter (Play School, 1964-85), dies at 83
  • Brian Kenny, British Army officer, deputy supreme allied commander (Europe), dies at 83
2017 Highlights

About June 19, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini