Historical Events on June 19 (Part 2)

  • 2015 The right-wing Venstre block wins the 2015 Danish general election

NBA Finals

2016 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win first title beating defending champion Golden State Warriors, 93-89 in Game 7; first team to overcome 3–1 deficit; MVP: LeBron James

  • 2016 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC, PA: Despite controversial penalty on the 5th green, Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk & Scott Piercy
  • 2017 Bexit negotiations begin between United Kingdom and the European Union in Brussels
  • 2017 First full genetic study of cats published in "Nature Ecology and Evolution", reveals domesticated 9,000 years ago, descended from one species (African wildcat)
  • 2017 Record 65.6 million people displaced around the world in 2016 reported by UN refugee agency
  • 2017 Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane
  • 2018 Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so
  • 2018 England smash the highest score (481/6) in one day international cricket history in a 242 run defeat of Australia (239) at Trent Bridge
  • 2018 General Electric is dropped form the Dow Jones Index, the last original member from 1907

Event of Interest

2018 US ambassador Nikki Haley announces the US is leaving the UN Human Rights Council

Film & TV History

2019 First debate for a decade in Congress over reparations for slavery with Danny Glover one of the witnesses

  • 2019 Oklahoma writer Joy Harjo is named the first Native American US Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress
  • 2019 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
  • 2019 US NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere found guilty in New York court of racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography
  • 2019 US Senators receive a classified briefing on possible UFO sightings by the US Navy

Event of Interest

2020 Australian government and companies suffer a months-long state-based cyber attack according to PM Scott Morrison

  • 2022 Colombian elects its first leftist President, former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement Gustavo Petro [1]
  • 2022 French President Emmanuel Marcon's centralist coalition loses its ruling majority in the National Assembly after gains by the right and the left in legislative elections [1]
  • 2022 US Center for Disease Control recommends Covid-19 vaccines for kids aged 6-months to 5 years [1]

US Golf Open

2022 US Open Men's Golf, The CC, Brookline, Mass.: Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick wins his first major title with a 1 stroke win over American pair Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris