June 19 Events in History - June 19 Birthdays - June 19 Deaths
2015 The U.S. state of Hawaii raises the legal smoking age from 18 to 21, the highest smoking age among all the states
2014 The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has canceled trademarks of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name and trademarks are 'offensive to Native Americans'; the team has been under pressure for years to change its name
2014 Prince Felipe of Spain is coronated as King Felipe VI, following his father's abdication over two weeks ago; the simple ceremony sought to avoid displays of extravagance in a nation suffering high unemployment and growing disinterest in the monarchy
2013 Microsoft takes negative feedback into account, and announces plans to change many features of its Xbox One
2012 While Greece struggles to overcome its economic crisis, Antonis Samaras, leader of Greece's New Democratic party, negotiates with political rivals to form a coalition government
2012 In the Najran Province of Saudi Arabia, a man is beheaded on charges of sorcery and witchcraft
2011 The 2011 Paris Air Show features the international debut of the new Boeing 747-8
2011 For the third straight week, hundreds of Vietnamese citizens protest outside China's embassy in Hanoi against disputed areas in the South China Sea
2010 Rival clashes between nomadic groups in the Darfur region of Sudan kills at least 48 people
2000 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4 games to 2
1999 Stanley Cup Finals, Dallas Stars beat Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2
1997 "Forever Tango!," opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
1995 New York Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry
1994 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" closes at Helen Hayes New York City after 50 performances
1994 "She Loves Me" closes at Atkinson Theater New York City after 294 performances
1994 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort New York City after 72 performances
1994 94th U.S. Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont Pa
1994 Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
1994 Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
1994 Tigers tie record of hitting home runs in 25th consecutive games
1993 Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* vs. England at Lord's
1993 Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe
1992 "Batman Returns" opens
1992 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1992 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in New York City
1992 Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South Africa
1992 New York Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
1991 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie
1991 Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police
1991 New York Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
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 U.S. Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass
1988 Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie
1988 Namphy takes control of Haitian government
1988 Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1988 World's Largest Sausage completed at 13 miles long
1988 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle,to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hours 20 minutes
1987 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed
1987 Geffen records sign their 1st artist, Donna Summer
1987 Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
1987 Ben and Jerry Ice Cream and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
1986 Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup
1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th home run 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 "Octopussy" premieres in US
1983 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
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 and demonstrators in Capetown, 34 killed
1979 In New York 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as Yank manager
1979 Mali's constitution goes into effect
1978 "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St. New York City for 1577 performances
1978 Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
1978 Ian Botham takes 8-34 vs. Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling
1977 77th U.S. Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
1977 Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg
1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1977 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st U.S. male saint
1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 home runs, all against Yankees
1976 King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Dutchess Silvia Sommerlath
1976 U.S. Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
1974 Kansas City Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
1974 Yemen Arab Republic, North Yemen, suspends constitution
1973 "Rocky Horror Picture Show," stage production opens in London
1973 Pete Rose and Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000
1972 Hurricane Agnes, kills 118 in New York and Florida
1972 40,000 pilots strike against naval officer
1971 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
1970 A Nikolayev and V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
1970 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1970 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
1970 Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days
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 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army
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, President Ben Bella fired
1965 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
1964 Bob Dylan completes U.K. tour
1964 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
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 U.K.
1961 New York Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 home runs
1961 U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Md's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1960 Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"
1960 Juan Marichal debuts as San Francisco Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
1956 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films
1955 55th U.S. Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF
1955 Mickey Mantle hits career home run # 100
1955 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
1954 54th U.S. Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey
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 National Health Council
1953 WCSouth Carolina TV channel 5 in Charleston, South Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WTPennsylvania (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (ABC) 1st broadcast
1952 "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
1948 Panama and Costa Rica recognize Israel
1948 U.S.S.R. 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 spectacular - Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
1944 Battle of Philippines Sea, 300 Japanese aircraft shot down
1944 French troops free Elba
1944 Heavy air raid on U.S. fleet at Guam "Turkey Shoot"
1944 Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
1943 "Shiek Of Arahy" Spike Jones and City Slickers peaks at #19
1943 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
1942 Paul Waner, is 7th to get 3,000 hits
1941 Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal
1941 Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani
1941 U.S. president Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act
1940 "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
1940 German 7th Armour division under General-Major Rommel occupies Cherbourg
1940 Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses and ships
1938 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
1938 Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup at Paris
1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
1938 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless 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 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis
1936 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
1934 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
1933 Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations
1932 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China PR
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 "Moon Mullins," Comic Strip, debuts
1923 Baldwin-Mellon-agreement concerning Britain entering the war
1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
1921 Turk and Christian of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
1917 After WW I King George V ordered members of British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames, they take the name Windsor
1914 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
1912 Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A and L State College
1910 1st airship in service "Germany"
1910 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56
1893 Lizzie Bordon acquitted
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip"
1881 Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan
1875 Formal opening of U.S. Marine Hospital at Presidio
1868 Major General E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC
1867 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
1865 Siege of Richmond, Virginia
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 U.S. territories
1861 Anaheim Post Office established
1861 Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia
1850 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina
1848 Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott open 1st women's rights convention
1846 1st baseball game (Cartwright Rules)-NY Nines 23, Knickerbockers 1
1835 New Orleans gives U.S. government Jackson Square to be used as a mint
1829 Sir Robert Peel found London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
1825 Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims," premieres
1778 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
1770 General Church of New Jerusalem established
1754 Albany Congress held by 7 British colonies and Iroquois indians
1669 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
1631 Peace of Cherasco: Charles de Gonzaga-Nevers becomes duke of Mantua
1621 Battle at Dragetsani: Turkish army beats Greece
1588 Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna
1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, North Carolina
1572 Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater
1502 Emperor Maximilian I and England sign treaty of Antwerp
1464 French King Louis XI forms postal service
1369 Duke Philip the Stout marries Margaretha van Male
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
987 Louis IV, crowned king of France