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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of June 19:

1556 James VI of Scotland (1567-1625)/James I of England (1603-25)
1623 Blaise Pascal mathematician/physicist/religious writer
1764 Jos‚ Gervasio Artigas general/father of Uruguay
1764 Sir John Barrow England, founded Royal Geographical Society
1783 Thomas Sully US portrait painter (Queen Victoria)
1856 Elbert Hubbard US, editor/publisher/author (Message to Garcia)
1865 Dame May Whitty Liverpool England, actress (Mrs Minerva)
1877 Charles Coburn Macon Ga, actor (Acad-1943, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1878 James M Kilroe priest of St Mary Star of the Sea, in the Bronx
1889 Enrico Celio pres of Switzerland
1896 Mrs Simpson [Bessie Wallis Warfield), Duchess of Windsor, divorcee
1897 Moe Howard comedian (3 Stooges)
1900 Laura Hobson NYC, TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret)
1902 Guy Lombardo London Ontario Canada, orch leader (Auld Lang Syne)
1903 Henry Louis Gehrig 1st baseman (NY Yankees) "Iron Horse"
1905 George Voskovec Czech, actor (Fred-Nero Wolfe, Peter-Skag)
1908 Mildred Natwick Balt Md, actress (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
1908 Quentin N Burdick (Sen-D-NC)
1909 Osamu Dazai Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
1912 Jerry Jerome Bkln NY, saxophonist (Words & Music)
1912 Martin Gabel Phila, TV host (With this Ring)
1914 Alan Cranston (Sen-D-CA) Pres candidate
1914 Harry Lauter White Plains NY, actor (Waterfront)
1914 Lester Flatt Earl Scrugg's partner (Beverly Hillbillies theme)
1918 Evelle Jansen Younger prosecutor of Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan
1919 Louis Jourdan Marselles France, actor (Gigi, Can-Can, Madame Bovary)
1919 Pauline Kael movie critic (NY Times)
1921 Howell Heflin (Sen-D-AL)
1922 Aage Neals Bohr Denmark, physicist/study atomic nucleus (Nobel 1975)
1924 Leo Nomellini NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
1928 Nancy Marchand Buffalo NY, actress (Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant)
1932 Marisa Pavan actress (John Paul Jones, Solomon & Sheba, Rose Tattoo)
1932 Pier Angeli Italy (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge)
1933 Viktor I Patsayev USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
1936 Gena Rowlands Cambria Wisc, actress (Gloria, Tempest, Brinks Job)
1938 Charles Gwathmey architect (5 Architects)
1941 Marlene Warfield Queens NY, actress (Victoria-Maude)
1942 Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane rocker (Spanky & Our Gang-Lazy Day)
1943 Malcolm McDowell actor (Clockwork Orange, Caligula)
1945 Tim Hovey LA Calif, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid)
1947 Phylicia Ayers-Allen Rashad Houston, actress (Clair-Bill Cosby)
1947 Salman Rushdie novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses)
1949 Kathleen Turner Springfield Mo, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married)
1950 Connie Forslund San Diego Calif, actress (Shining Season)
1951 Ann Wilson San Diego, singer (Heart-What About Love)
1959 Mark DeBarge rocker (DeBarge-Who's Johnny)
1962 Paula Julie Abdul Van Nuys Calif, singer/choreographer (Straight Up)
1973 Josie Davis actress (Charles in Charge)
1978 Garfield the Cat animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
1984 Emil Coleman orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Party)

Deaths which occurred on June 19:

1867 Maximilian Mexican emperor, executed, Mexican republic restored
1939 Grace Abbott social worker (US Children Bureau), dies at 60
1953 Rosenbergs executed at Sing Sing, Julius takes 3 tries, Ethel 5
1962 Frank Borzage academy award winning director, dies at 69
1966 Ed Wynn comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 86
1973 Roger Delgado actor (Adventures of Sir Francis Drake), dies at 53
1986 Len Bias 1st pick of Celtics, suffers fatal cocaine-induced seizure
1986 Murray P Haydon artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville, Ky
1989 Hy Gardner newspaper columnist, dies at 80
1989 I.F. Stone author, dies at 81 of heart failure


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On this day...

240 -BC- Eratosthenes estimates circumference of Earth
1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC
1754 Albany Congress held by 7 British colonies & Iroquois indians
1778 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
1835 New Orleans gives US govt Jackson Square to be used as a mint
1846 1st baseball game (Cartwright Rules)-NY Nines 23, Knickerbockers 1
1861 Anaheim Post Office established
1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories
1864 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
1865 All slaves in Texas freed
1867 1st Belmont Stakes, Ruthless wins
1868 Maj Gen E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC
1875 Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Man with the Twisted Lip"
1910 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
1917 After WW I King George V ordered members of British royal family to
           dispense with German titles & surnames, they take the name Windsor
1930 C Jackson & H E Wood discovers asteroid #1595 Tanga
1931 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct
1932 1st concert given in SF's Stern Grove
1932 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China PR
1934 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
1938 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
1938 Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup at Paris
1940 "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
1943 NFL's Phila Eagles & Pitts Steelers merge, (disolves on Dec 5)
1946 1st TV sports spectacular-Joe Louis vs Billy Conn
1947 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
1950 A G Wilson discovers asteroid #1980 Tezcatlipoca
1952 "I've Got A Secret" debuted on CBS with Garry Moore as host
1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
1953 Albert W Dent, elected president of Natl Health Council
1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
1955 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
1959 Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Sec of Comm
1961 Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain
1961 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Md's constitution
           requiring state office holders to believe in God
1963 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
1963 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
1963 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
1965 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
1967 Muhammad Ali is convicted for reusing induction in US Army
1967 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
1968 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
1969 State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
1970 A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
1970 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
1971 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
1973 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000
1974 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
1976 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
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
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, S Africa
1981 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
1984 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place
1986 Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup
1987 Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)
1987 Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends
           Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce
           new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
1988 Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie
1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers finish cycling underwater
           on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
1991 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Algeria : Anniversary of the Revolution (1965)
Kuwait : Independence Day (1961)
Texas : Juneteenth Day/Emancipation Day (1865)
Trinidad & Tobago : Labor Day
Uruguay : Artigas Day (1764)
US : Father's Day (Remind the guy how much you care) - - - - - ( Sunday )

Religious Observances

RC : Commemoration of SS Gervase & Protase, martyrs
RC : Memorial of Romuald, abbot (opt)
RC : Feast of St Juliana Falconieri, virgin

Religious History

0325 The month-long Council of Nicea closed. Known as the first ecumenical council in the history of the Church, it formulated the Nicene Creed and established the method for calculating Easter.
1566 Birth of James VI of Scotland. Upon the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, he ascended the English throne as James I. He is best remembered for authorizing the publication known today as the 'King James Version' (KJV) of the Bible.
1910 In Spokane, Washington, under sponsorship of the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA, Father's Day was observed for the first time.
1977 Paul VI canonized John Nepomucene Neumann, the first American-born male saint. As fourth Bishop of the Philadelphia Diocese, Neumann is remembered for developing the parochial school system.
1987 The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring public schools to teach creationism if they taught evolutionism. The court ruled that the state law violated the First Amendment.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (

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