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Know what happened on 19th June


Importance of 19th June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 19th June special in the world history.

1999
Britains Prince Edward married Sophie Rhys-Jones at Windsor Castle
France
1997
American fast-food chain McDonalds won a two-year libel case in Britain against two environmental campaigners who claimed that it caused environmental damage and exploited Third World workers
United States
1993
Death of Sir William Golding, writer and Nobel Laureate
Great Britain
1982
The body of Italian banker Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
Italy
1978
The ‘Garfield’ comic strip by Jim Davis first appeared .
United States
1970
Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Great Britain
1953
Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, convicted of treason
United States
1939
American baseball star Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a fatal neurodegenerative disease
United States
1937
Death of Sir James Barrie, author of Peter Pan
Great Britain
1934
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was founded in the USA
United States
1910
The first Zeppelin Airship, the Deutschland, was launched
Germany
1909
Birth of Dazai Osamu, Japanese novelist
Japan
1907
Birth of George de Mestral, inventor of Velcro
Switzerland
1896
Birth of Wallace Warfield, Duchess of Windsor
United States
1876
Birth of Nigel Gresley, designer of the classic steam locomotive, The Flying Scotsman.
Great Britain
1861
Birth of Field Marshall Douglas Haig (Earl Haig), First World War Commander in Chief
Great Britain
1829
Metropolitan Police Act was became law, thereby creating 'The Met'
Great Britain
1820
Death of Sir Joseph Banks, botanist who accompanied James Cook on his First Voyage.
Great Britain
1809
Curwens Act was passed in Britain, prohibiting the sale of parliamentary seats
Great Britain
1787
John Brown, theologian and author died
Great Britain
1707
Death of William Sherlock, English church leader
Great Britain
1623
Birth of Blaise Pascal, mathematician and philosopher
France
1608
Birth of Thomas Fuller, English historian and clergyman who coined the phrase "the darkest hour is just before dawn".
Great Britain
1608
Death of Alberico Gentili, Italian political writer .
Italy
1306
Battle of Methven – a 'fortunate defeat' for Bruce
Great Britain
1215
Magna Carta Signed
Great Britain
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