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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1867
    Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
  • 1910
    The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1913
    Natives’ Land Act in South Africa implemented.
  • 1966
    Shiv Sena a political party in India is founded in Mumbai.
  • 1970
    The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
  • 1990
    The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.

Who were born on June 19?

  • 1851
    Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1914
    Lester Flatt, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1936
    Shirley Goodman, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1945
    Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician
  • 1959
    Christian Wulff, President of Germany
  • 1966
    Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
  • 1975
    Hugh Dancy, English actor
  • 1978
    Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
  • 1979
    José Kléberson, Brazilian football player
  • 1981
    Quintin Geldenhuys, South African-born Italian rugby player

Who died on June 19?

  • 1027
    Romuald, Italian saint (b. 951)
  • 1205
    Roman the Great, Rus’ prince (b. 1151)
  • 1542
    Leo Jud, Swiss reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1584
    François, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)
  • 1608
    Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)
  • 1966
    Ed Wynn, American actor (b. 1886)
  • 1975
    Sam Giancana, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1984
    Lee Krasner, American painter (b. 1908)
  • 1996
    G. David Schine, American businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2010
    Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)

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