On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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First debate for a decade in Congress over reparations for slavery with Danny Glover one of the witnesses

Actor and Activist Danny Glover
Actor and Activist
Danny Glover
  • Oklahoma writer Joy Harjo is named the first Native American US Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress
  • UN says over 70 million people in the world are displaced, asylum seekers or refugees around the world, their highest-ever number in 70 years
  • US Nxivm sex cult leader Keith Raniere found guilty in New York court of racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography
  • US Senators receive a classified briefing on possible UFO sightings by the US Navy