On This Day

On This Day in History for June 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1981 Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
  • 1981 European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
  • 1981 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, South Africa
  • 1981 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
  • 1982 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London
  • 1987 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
  • 1987 Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
  • 1988 Namphy takes control of Haitian government
  • 1988 World's then largest sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long
  • 1989 Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma's football team

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1990 Grupo Carso, S.A. de C.V., founded by Carlos Slim is listed on the Mexico Stock Exchange

Businessman Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim
  • 1991 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie

Person of InterestPablo Escobar Jailed

1991 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

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A mugshot of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar taken in 1977
A mugshot of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar taken in 1977
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  • 1992 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • 1992 Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa
  • 1994 Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
  • 1994 Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games

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1999 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 2006 Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.
  • 2012 A man is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery in Saudi Arabia
  • 2012 Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government
  • 2013 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria

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2014 Felipe VI ascends to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos

King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI
  • 2015 The right-wing Venstre block wins the 2015 Danish general election
  • 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 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
  • 2019 US Senators receive a classified briefing on possible UFO sightings by the US Navy

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

Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison
Prime Minister of Australia
Scott Morrison

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