About June 19

June 19, 2020 is the 171st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 195 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 238 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 19

  • 1179
    The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
  • 1269
    King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
  • 1770
    Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
  • 1816
    Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • 1821
    Decisive defeat of the Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).
  • 1850
    Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1862
    The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
  • 1867
    Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
  • 1870
    After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
  • 1875
    The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1910
    The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1953
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
  • 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
  • 1978
    Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.
  • 1982
    In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • 1982
    The body of God’s Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
  • 1987
    Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
  • 1990
    The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
  • 2009
    Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.
  • 2009
    War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Armed Forces open Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the Taliban and other Islamist rebels in the South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

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