History's June 19
    2013 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria
    2012 A man is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery in Saudi Arabia
    2012 Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government
    2011 111th US Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Congressional GC MD
    2009 "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox is released
    2006 Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.
    2006 Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3
    2005 105th US Golf Open: Michael Campbell shoots a 280 at Pinehurst GR NC
    2005 Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule
    2000 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
    2000 Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.
    2000 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
    1999 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip
    1999 Stanley Cup: Dallas Stars defeat Buffalo Sabres 4-2, Brett Hull clinches series with controversial "No Goal"
    1997 "Forever Tango!" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
    1995 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry
    1994 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
    1994 "She Loves Me" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 294 performances
    1994 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 performances
    1994 Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
    1994 Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
    1994 Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games
    1993 Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's
    1992 "Batman Returns" is released in USA movie theatres
    1992 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
    1992 Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa
    1992 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
    1992 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
    1992 "Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released
    1991 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie
    1991 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
    1991 Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police
    1990 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark
    1989 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)
    1988 88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass
    1988 Namphy takes control of Haitian government
    1988 Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
    1988 World's Largest Sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long
    1988 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
    1987 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
    1987 Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
    1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
    1987 Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)
    1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place
    1984 "Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
    1984 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
    1983 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
    1982 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
    1981 Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
    1981 European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
    1981 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, South Africa
    1981 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
    1980 Battle between police & demonstrators in Capetown, 34 killed
    1979 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees
    1979 Mali's constitution goes into effect
    1978 "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 performances
    1978 Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
    1978 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling
    1977 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
    1977 Indians fire manager Frank Robinson & replace him with Jeff Torborg
    1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
    1977 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint
    1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
    1976 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
    1974 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
    1974 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
    1973 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London
    1973 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000
    1972 -29] Hurricane Agnes, kills 118 in NY & Florida
    1972 Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers face flight delays and cancellations after pilots threaten to strike over hijack fears
    1972 A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
    1972 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland
    1971 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
    1970 A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
    1970 Conservatives led by Edward Heath win British parliamentary election
    1970 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
    1970 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days
    1970 The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
    1969 State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
    1968 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
    1967 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
    1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
    1965 Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired
    1965 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
    1964 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
    1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
    1964 Bob Dylan completes UK tour
    1963 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
    1963 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
    1963 Greek government of Pipinolis forms
    1963 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
    1961 "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
    1961 Charlie Finley, changes A's manager Joe Gordon (26-33) for Hank Bauer
    1961 Kuwait declares independence from UK
    1961 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
    1961 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
    1960 Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"
    1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
    1959 Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Secetary of Commerce
    1956 Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films
    1955 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF
    1955 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
    1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
    1954 54th US Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol GC in NJ
    1954 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
    1954 Tasmanian Devil debuts in "Devil May Hare" by Warner Bros
    1953 Albert W Dent elected president of US National Health Council
    1953 WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
    1953 WTPA (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
    1952 "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
    1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
    1948 Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
    1948 USSR blocks access road to West Berlin
    1947 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
    1946 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
    1944 French troops free Elba
    1944 Heavy air raid on US fleet at Guam "Turkey Shoot"
    1944 Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
    1944 World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
    1943 "Shiekh Of Araby" Spike Jones & City Slickers peaks at #19
    1943 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
    1943 Race riot in Beaumont Texas
    1942 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits
    1941 Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal
    1941 Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani
    1941 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act
    1940 "Brenda Starr", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
    1940 German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg
    1940 Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships
    1938 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
    1938 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup in Paris
    1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
    1938 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
    1937 Franco-troops conquer Bilbao Basques
    1936 Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
    1936 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
    1936 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis
    1934 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
    1933 Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations
    1932 1st concert given in SF's Stern Grove
    1932 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
    1931 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct
    1926 DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry
    1924 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)
    1923 Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts
    1923 Baldwin-Mellon-agreement concerning Britain entering the war
    1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
    1921 Census held in Great Britain
    1921 Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
    1919 Opposed to dismemberment of Turkey by the Allies, Mustafa Kemal declares his Turkish Nationalist Congress, headquartered in Ankara, independent of Constantinople
    1917 The British Royal Family, which has had strong German ties since George I, renounces its German names and titles and adopts the name of Windsor
    1914 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
    1913 Natives Land Act, Act No 27, passed in South Africa: confines Africans to hopelessly overcrowded reserves and deprives them of rights to purchase land outside the native reserves
    1912 Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College
    1910 1st airship in service "Germany"
    1910 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
    1908 48th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 291 at Prestwick Golf Club
    1900 In the USA, the Republican Party nominate President William McKinley for re-election, but choose a new candidate for Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt
    1897 Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends
    1897 11th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Elisabeth Moore (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3)
    1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
    1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip"
    1881 Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan
    1875 Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio
    1875 The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
    1868 Maj Gen E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC
    1867 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
    1865 Siege of Richmond, VA
    1865 Union General Granger declares slaves are free in Texas
    1864 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
    1864 Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia
    1863 Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties)
    1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories
    1861 Anaheim Post Office established
    1861 Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia
    1846 First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
    1835 New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint
    1829 Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
    1825 Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" premieres
    1821 Decisive defeat of the Greek revolutionary society Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Dr?g??ani (in Wallachia).
    1816 Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
    1807 Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
    1778 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
    1770 General Church of New Jerusalem established
    1770 Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
    1754 Albany Congress held by seven British colonies & Iroquois indians
    1669 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
    1631 Peace of Cherasco: Charles de Gonzaga-Nevers becomes duke of Mantua
    1610 Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
    1588 Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna
    1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC
    1572 Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater
    1502 Emperor Maximilian I & England sign treaty of Antwerp
    1464 French King Louis XI forms postal service
    1306 The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Robert Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
    1286 Rabbenu Mir of Rothenbur imprisoned in fortress of Ensisheim
    1269 King Louis IX of Frances decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame
    1205 Pope Innocent III fires Adolf I as archbishop of Cologne
    1179 The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
    987 Louis IV, crowned king of France
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