About June 19

June 19, 2021 is the 170th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 195 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 227 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 19

  • 1269
    King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
  • 1586
    English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America.
  • 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).
  • 1846
    The first officially recorded, organized baseball match is played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.
  • 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.
  • 1865
    Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
  • 1910
    The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1913
    Natives’ Land Act in South Africa implemented.
  • 1944
    World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
  • 1953
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
  • 1961
    Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1966
    Shiv Sena a political party in India is founded in Mumbai.
  • 1970
    The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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