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Births, Deaths, and Events for 19 June

About This Day

     This is day 170 of the year 2019.
     There are 195 days left to 2019.

Thought For The Day

     "Statistics are often used as a drunk uses a light pole: For support rather than illumination."



1556   James VI - of Scotland (1567-1625)/James I of England (1603-25)
1623   Blaise Pascal - Clermont-Ferrand, France, mathematician/physicist/religious writer
1764   Sir John Barrow - England, founded Royal Geographical Society
1877   Charles Coburn - Macon, GA, actor (Acad-1943, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1896   Mrs. Simpson - [Bessie Wallis Warfield), Duchess of Windsor, divorcee
1897   Moe Howard - Brooklyn, NY, comedian (3 Stooges)
1902   Guy Lombardo - London, Ontario, Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)
1914   Alan Cranston - Palo Alto, CA, politician (Democratic Senator from CA, 1969-1993) Presidential candidate
1914   Lester Flatt - Jackson County, TN, Earl Scrugg's partner (Beverly Hillbillies theme)
1918   Evelle Jansen Younger - prosecutor of Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan
1919   Pauline Kael - Petaluma, CA, movie critic (The New Yorker)
1919   Louis Jourdan - Marselles, France, actor (Gigi, Can-Can, Madame Bovary)
1922   Aage Neals Bohr - Copenhagen, Denmark, physicist/study atomic nucleus (Nobel 1975)
1936   Gena Rowlands - Cambria, WI, actress (Gloria, Tempest, Brinks Job)
1941   Marlene Warfield - Queens, NY, actress (Victoria-Maude)
1947   Salman Rushdie - Bombay, India, novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), target of a fatwa
1949   Kathleen Turner - Springfield, MO, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married)
1951   Ann Wilson - San Diego, CA, singer (Heart-What About Love)
1962   Paula Julie Abdul - Van Nuys, CA, singer/choreographer (Straight Up)
1972   Robin Tunney - Chicago, IL, actress ( The In-Laws, Vertical Limit, Supernova)
1978   Garfield the Cat - animated character "Big fat hairy deal"



1867   Maximilian - Mexican emperor, executed, Mexican republic restored
1939   Grace Abbott - social worker (US Children Bureau), dies at 60
1953   Rosenbergs - executed by electric chair at Sing Sing; Julius takes 3 tries, Ethel has 5 goes at it
1962   Frank Borzage - academy award winning director, dies at 69
1966   Ed Wynn - comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 86
1975   Sam Giancana - mobster, dies at 67 from lead poisoning…specifically a bullet
1986   Murray P. Haydon - artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville, KY
1989   I.F. Stone - author, dies at 81 of heart failure
1989   Hy Gardner - newspaper columnist, dies at 80
1993   William Golding - writer (Lord of the Flies), dies at 81 of heart failure



   World Sauntering Day
1586   English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, NC
1754   Albany Congress held by 7 British colonies & Iroquois indians
1778   Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
1835   New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint
1861   Anaheim Post Office established
1862   Slavery outlawed in US territories
1864   CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
1865   All slaves in Texas freed
1875   Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio
1910   Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
1931   1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven, CT
1932   1st concert given in SF's Stern Grove
1932   Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China PR
1934   Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
1938   "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
1940   "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
1947   1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc, CA
1961   Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain
1963   Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
1963   2 Russian space missions return to Earth
1967   Muhammad Ali is convicted for reusing induction in US Army
1967   Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
1968   50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
1969   State troopers ordered to Cairo, IL, to quell racial disturbances
1970   A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
1970   Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
1971   Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus, GA, racial disturbance
1976   US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
1981   India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
1981   Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, South Africa
1981   Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
1981   European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
1984   1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
1987   Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)
1988   In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers finish cycling underwater
1991   2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie



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