On This Day..... June 19

JUNE 19TH

  • TODAY IS JUNETEENTH
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MARTINI DAY
  • TODAY IS GARFIELD THE CAT DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • BLAISE PASCAL (1623-1662)
  • WALLIS SIMPSON (1896-1986)
  • MOE HOWARD (1897-1975)
  • GUY LOMBARDO (1902-1977)
  • LOU GEHRIG (1903-1941)
  • GENA ROWLANDS (1930, 87)
  • AUNG SAN SUU KYI (1945, 73)
  • SALMAN RUSHDIE (1947, 71)
  • PHYLICIA RASHAD (1948, 70)
  • ANN WILSON (1950, 68)
  • KATHLEEN TURNER (1954, 64)
  • THE TASMANIAN DEVIL (1954, 64)
  • PAULA ABDUL (1962, 56)
  • BORIS JOHNSON (1964, 54)
  • LARA SPENCER (1969, 49)
  • JEAN DUJARDIN (1972, 46)
  • GARFIELD THE CAT (1978, 40)
  • ZOE SALDANA (1978, 40)
  • PAUL DANO (1984, 34)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1778, GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TROOPS LEAVE VALLEY FORGE
  • IN 1790, THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DISSOLVES THE TITLES AND PRIVELAGES OF FRENCH NOBILITY AS PART OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
  • IN 1835, THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS DONATES JACKSON SQUARE TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AS THE SITE OF THE UNITED STATES MINT
  • IN 1862, SLAVERY IS OUTLAWED IN ALL U.S. TERRITORIES
  • IN 1863, OVER 100 PEOPLE DIE IN THE CIVIL WAR BATTLE OF MIDDLEBURG, VA
  • IN 1865, UNION GENERAL GORDON GRANGER ARRIVES IN GALVESTON, TEXAS WITH THE DECREE THAT ALL SLAVES ARE NOW FREE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. WHILE THE WAR HAD BEEN OVER FOR WEEKS, THE OFFICIAL DECLARATION WAS NEEDED TO ENFORCE THE END OF SLAVERY, KNOWN AS “JUNETEENTH” GOING FORWARD
  • IN 1867, THE BELMONT STAKES ARE RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1885, THE STATUE OF LIBERTY ARRIVES IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1900, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOMINATES PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY FOR RE-ELECTION AS PRESIDENT BUT REPLACES HIS VICE PRESIDENT WITH THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WHO WOULD BECOME PRESIDENT UPON HIS ASSASSINATION
  • IN 1910, FATHER’S DAY IS CELEBRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SPOKANE, WASH.
  • IN 1917, THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY RENOUNCES THEIR GERMAN ANCESTRY AND CHANGES THE FAMILY NAME TO “WINDSOR”
  • IN 1934, THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION IS FORMED
  • IN 1939, ATLANTA OUTLAWS PINBALL, IMPOSING A $20 FINE AND 30 DAYS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR PLAYING THE GAME
  • IN 1940, “BRENDA STARR”, THE FIRST FEMALE COMIC STRIP, DEBUTS IN CHICAGO
  • IN 1941, CHEERIOS CEREAL INVENTS THE “O” SHAPED CEREAL PIECE
  • IN 1941, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SIGNS THE TWO OCEAN NAVY EXPANSION ACT
  • IN 1942, 16 YEAR OLD MARILYN MONROE MARRIES A 21 YEAR OLD POLICEMAN
  • IN 1943, THE PHILADELPHIA EAGES AND PITTSBURGH STEELERS MERGE TO FORM ONE TEAM. THE UNIFIED TEAM WOULD DISBAND LESS THAN SIX MONTHS LATER
  • IN 1946, JOE LOUIS KNOCKS OUT BILLY CONN IN THE FIRST TELEVISED BOXING MATCH
  • IN 1952, CBS DEBUTS “I’VE GOT A SECRET”
  • IN 1953, 20 YEAR OLD JAMES BROWN MARRIES VELMA WARREN
  • IN 1953, ETHEL ROSENBERG IS EXECUTED AT 37, ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND JULIUS AT 35. IT TAKES FIVE ATTEMPTS BEFORE ETHEL IS KILLED SUCCESSFULLY
  • IN 1954, THE TASMANIAN DEVIL DEBUTS IN THE WB SHORT “THE DEVIL MAY HARE”
  • IN 1955, MICKEY MANTLE HITS HIS 100TH HOME RUN
  • IN 1956, JERRY LEWIS AND DEAN MARTIN END THEIR PARTNERSHIP AFTER 16 FILMS
  • IN 1960, LORETTA LYNN RECORDS “HONKY TONK GIRL”
  • IN 1961, THE SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST A MARYLAND LAW WHICH REQUIRES ALL STATE OFFICIALS TO BELIEVE IN GOD
  • IN 1961, PAT BOONE GOES TO #1 WITH “MOODY RIVER”
  • IN 1964, THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT PASSES THE SENATE BY A VOTE OF 73-27
  • IN 1965, THE FOUR TOPS WENT TO #1 WITH “I CAN’T HELP MYSELF”
  • IN 1967, JIMI HENDRIX HEADLINES THE MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL
  • IN 1968, 50,000 PEOPLE MARCH IN THE SOLIDARITY DAY OF THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN
  • IN 1968, THE ROLLING STONES GO TO #1 WITH “JUMPIN JACK FLASH”
  • IN 1970, FORMER MLB PITCHER JIM BOUTON RELEASES HIS BOOK “BALL FOUR”
  • IN 1971, CAROLE KING GOES TO #1 WITH “IT’S TOO LATE”
  • IN 1973, “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” DEBUTS ON STAGE IN LONDON
  • IN 1975, GANGSTER SAM GIANCARA IS SHOT AND KILLED AT 67
  • IN 1978, “THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS” OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1978, “GARFIELD” DEBUTS IN SYNDICATION AS A COMIC STRIP
  • IN 1986, LEN BIAS, THE CELTICS FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK, SUFFERS A FATAL COCAINE INDUCED SEIZURE
  • IN 1987, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT A SCHOOL TEACHING EVOLUTION IS NOT REQUIRED TO ALSO TEACH CREATION
  • IN 1987, BEN & JERRY’S DEBUT “CHERRY GARCIA” ICE CREAM
  • IN 1988, THE WORLD’S LARGEST SAUSAGE MEASURE AT OVER 13 MILES LONG
  • IN 1990, CARLOS SLIM’S COMPANY GRUPO CARSO IS LISTED ON THE MEXICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
  • IN 1991, PABLO ESCOBAR SURRENDERS TO POLICE
  • IN 1992, EVANDER HOLYFIELD BEATS LARRY HOLMES IN 12 ROUNDS FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1992, MICHAEL KEATON’S “BATMAN RETURNS” OPENS
  • IN 1993, WALTER ANNENBERG, THE FOUNDER OF TV GUIDE, DONATES HIS $365 MILLION FORTUNE TO FOUR PRIVATE SCHOOLS
  • IN 1997, JINGLE BELL ROCKER BOBBY HELMS DIES AT 63
  • IN 1999, STEPHEN KING IS HIT BY A CAR AND SERIOUSLY INJURED ON A ROAD IN MAINE
  • IN 2000, TIGER WOODS SETS A RECORD WHEN HE WINS THE U.S. OPEN BY 15 SHOTS
  • IN 2009, MICHAEL BAY RELEASES “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN”
  • IN 2009, BRADLEY WHITFORD AND JANE KACZMAREK DIVORCE
  • IN 2010, LEANN RIMES DIVORCES HER HUSBAND DEAN SHEREMET AFTER HER AFFAIR WITH EDDIE CIBRIAN IS REVEALED
  • IN 2013, JAMES GANDOLFINI DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 51
  • IN 2014, MICHAEL BAY RELEASES “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION”
  • IN 2015, PIXAR RELEASES “INSIDE OUT”
  • IN 2015, SHANNON DOHERTY ANNOUNCES THAT SHE HAS BREAST CANCER
  • IN 2016, ANTON YELCHIN DIES IN A CAR ACCIDENT AT 27

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