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
King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
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?
Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Protestant theologian (d. 1712)
David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)
Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961)
Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (d. 1986)
Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, Nobel laureate
Robert Ainsworth, British politician
Jahine Arnold, American football player
Ryan Hurst, American actor
Who died on June 19?
Abraomas Kulvietis, Lithuanian reformer (b. 1509)
Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1669)
Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (b. 1702)
Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933)
Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (b. 1889)
Sir William Golding, English writer; Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
Peter Townsend, British military officer (b. 1914)
G. David Schine, American businessman (b. 1927)
Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist (b. 1934)
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