What are the important events that happened on June 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 19: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 19 is the 170th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 195 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 6, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,963,840 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontagon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac 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 245 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,641 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 19 Historical Events

  • 1306
    The Earl of Pembroke’s army defeats Bruce’s Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
  • 1850
    Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1870
    After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
  • 1961
    Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.

Who were born on June 19?

  • 1623
    Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1662)
  • 1846
    Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
  • 1850
    David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)
  • 1915
    Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • 1933
    Viktor Patsayev, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
  • 1951
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
  • 1953
    Larry Dunn, American musician
  • 1965
    Sadie Frost, English actress
  • 1973
    Yuko Nakazawa, Japanese singer
  • 1979
    Moonika Aava, Estonian javelin thrower

Who died on June 19?

  • 1786
    Nathanael Greene, American military commander (b. 1742)
  • 1939
    Grace Abbott, American social worker and activist (b. 1878)
  • 1956
    Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (b. 1874)
  • 1968
    James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
  • 1979
    Paul Popenoe, American founder of marriage counseling and scholar of eugenics (b. 1888)
  • 1993
    Sir William Golding, English writer; Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1995
    Peter Townsend, British military officer (b. 1914)
  • 1997
    Bobby Helms, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 2003
    Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • 2010
    Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)

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