On This Day

Historical Events on June 19 (Part 2)

  • 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 Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane
  • 2017 Bexit negotiations begin between United Kingdom and the European Union in Brussels
  • 2017 Record 65.6 million people displaced around the world in 2016 reported by UN refugee agency
  • 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 US ambassador Nikki Haley announces the US is leaving the UN Human Rights Council
  • 2018 Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so
  • 2018 General Electric is dropped form the Dow Jones Index, the last original member from 1907
  • 2019 US Nxivm sex cult leader Keith Raniere found guilty in New York court of racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography
  • 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

Film & TV History

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

  • 2019 US Senators receive a classified briefing on possible UFO sightings by the US Navy

Historic Event

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