What happened this day in history June 19

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

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 6, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 451,128 hours 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 227 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 3,102 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 19 Historical Events

  • 1269
    King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
  • 1867
    Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
  • 1870
    After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • 1985
    Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
  • 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?

  • 1633
    Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Protestant theologian (d. 1712)
  • 1850
    David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)
  • 1877
    Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1884
    Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • 1896
    Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (d. 1986)
  • 1912
    Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1945
    Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, Nobel laureate
  • 1952
    Robert Ainsworth, British politician
  • 1973
    Jahine Arnold, American football player
  • 1976
    Ryan Hurst, American actor

Who died on June 19?

  • 1545
    Abraomas Kulvietis, Lithuanian reformer (b. 1509)
  • 1747
    Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1669)
  • 1762
    Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (b. 1702)
  • 1977
    Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933)
  • 1977
    Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (b. 1889)
  • 1993
    Sir William Golding, English writer; Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1995
    Peter Townsend, British military officer (b. 1914)
  • 1996
    G. David Schine, American businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • 2008
    Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist (b. 1934)

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