19 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King James I of England, 1566
  • Thomas Fuller, 1608
  • Blaise Pascal, 1623
  • Elbert Hubbard, 1856
  • Earl Douglas Haig, 1861
  • Dame May Whitty, 1865
  • Charles Coburn, 1877
  • Duchess of Windsor, 1896
  • Laura Z. Hobson, 1900
  • Guy Lombardo, 1902
  • Lou Gehrig, 1903
  • Mildred Natwick, 1905
  • Abe Fortas, 1910
  • Alan Cranston, 1914
  • Pauline Kael, 1919
  • Louis Jourdan, 1920
  • Nancy Marchand, 1928
  • Gena Rowlands, 1936
  • Salman Rushdie, 1947
  • Phylicia Rashad, 1948
  • Ann Wilson, 1950
  • Kathleen Turner, 1954
  • Paula Abdul, 1962
  • Boris Johnson, 1964
  • Garfield the Cat, 1978

Died On This Day:

  • Samuel Chase, 1811
  • Emperor Maximilian Mexico executed, 1867
  • J. M. Barrie, 1937
  • Julius & Ethel Rosenberg executed, 1953
  • Ed Wynn, 1966
  • Sam Giancana shot, 1975
  • Len Bias OD, 1986
  • Jean Arthur, 1991
  • William Golding, 1993
  • Manute Bol, 2010
  • Slim Whitman, 2013
  • James Gandolfini, 2013

Today's Events:

  • AD 325 - AD Early Christian church opens general council of Nicaea which settles rules for date of Easter.
  • 1846 - First public baseball game played; N.Y. 9 beats Knickerbockers 23-1 in Hoboken.
  • 1856 - First Republican national convention ends in Philly with nomination of John C. Fremont for President
  • 1865 - Slaves freed in Texas.
  • 1867 - First running of the Belmont Stakes at Jerome Park, NY.
  • 1905 - World's first 96-seat nickelodeon opens in Pittsburgh showing silent film 'The Great Train Robbery.'
  • 1905 - Mutiny on Battleship Potemkin.
  • 1910 - First Zeppelin airliner launched in Germany.
  • 1936 - In boxing upset Max Schmeling KOs Joe Louis in the 4th round; in rematch Louis wins in 124 seconds.
  • 1946 - First championship prizefight to be televised; Joe Louis KO's Billy Conn at Yankee Stadium.
  • 1953 - Gamal Abdul Nasser becomes premier of newly proclaimed republic of Egypt.
  • 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 approved after 83-day filibuster in US Senate.
  • 1967 - First Monterey Pop Festival; 50,000 hippies converge; Byrds, Jefferson Airplane perform.
  • 1992 - 42 year-old boxing challenger Larry Holmes outpointed by heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield.
  • 2006 - New world record art sale revealed: Neue Galerie NY acquires Gustav Klimt for $135 million.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Gervase and Protase
  • Juliana Falconieri
  • Boniface (or Bruno) of Querfurt

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Kuwait (1961)
  • Juneteenth celebrated in Texas - first celebration of the end of slavery

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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