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1956Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films

1995NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

1978Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

1922Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)

1999At 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

1992Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1829Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

1955Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

1940German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

1610Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

19461st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn

1991Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

2005Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

1967Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

2000Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

1961NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs

1924Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

1936German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

1973Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

1941US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act

1987Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)

1964Bob Dylan completes UK tour

1992"Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released

1978Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1940Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships

1900In the USA, the Republican Party nominate President William McKinley for re-election, but choose a new candidate for Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt

2000Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12

1985Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

June 19th Historical Events
Date Event
987
Louis IV, crowned king of France 
1179
The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars. 
1205
Pope Innocent III fires Adolf I as archbishop of Cologne 
1269
King Louis IX of Frances decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame 
1286
Rabbenu Mir of Rothenbur imprisoned in fortress of Ensisheim 
1306
The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Robert Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven. 
1464
French King Louis XI forms postal service 
1502
Emperor Maximilian I & England sign treaty of Antwerp 
1572
Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater 
1586
English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC 
1588
Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna 
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 
1631
Peace of Cherasco: Charles de Gonzaga-Nevers becomes duke of Mantua 
1669
Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king 
1754
Albany Congress held by seven British colonies & Iroquois indians 
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. 
1778
Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge 
1807
Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos. 
1816
Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 
1821
Decisive defeat of the Greek revolutionary society Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia). 
1825
Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" premieres 
1829
Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies) 
1835
New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint 
1846
First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey 
1861
Anaheim Post Office established 
1861
Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia 
1862
Slavery outlawed in US territories 
1863
Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties) 
1864
CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France 
1864
Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia 
1865
Siege of Richmond, VA 
1865
Union General Granger declares slaves are free in Texas 
1867
1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05 
1868
Maj Gen E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC 
1875
Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio 
1875
The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins. 
1881
Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan 
1889
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip" 
1893
Lizzie Bordon acquitted 
1894
28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5 
1897
Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends 
1900
In the USA, the Republican Party nominate President William McKinley for re-election, but choose a new candidate for Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt 
1910
1st airship in service "Germany" 
1910
Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash) 
1912
Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College 
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 
1914
54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club 
1921
Census held in Great Britain 
1921
Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews 
1922
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2) 
1923
Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts 
1923
Baldwin-Mellon-agreement concerning Britain entering the war 
1924
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6) 
1926
DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry 
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 
1933
Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations 
1934
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created 
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 
1937
Franco-troops conquer Bilbao Basques 
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 baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th 
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 
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 
1942
Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits 
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 
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 
1946
1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn 
1947
1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca 
1948
Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel 
1948
USSR blocks access road to West Berlin 
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 
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 
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 
1955
55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF 
1955
Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100 
1955
Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history 
1956
Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films 
1959
Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Secetary of Commerce 
1960
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open 
1960
Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl" 
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
NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs 
1961
US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland'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
Greek government of Pipinolis forms 
1963
Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth 
1964
Bob Dylan completes UK tour 
1964
Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden 
1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27 
1965
Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired 
1965
KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia 
1966
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open 
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
Conservatives 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. 
1971
Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance 
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 
1973
"Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London 
1973
Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000 
1974
KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0 
1974
Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution 
1976
US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth 
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 
1978
"Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 perfs 
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 
1979
In NY 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as Yank mgr 
1979
Mali's constitution goes into effect 
1980
Battle between police & demonstrators in Capetown, 34 killed 
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 
1982
The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London. 
1983
"Octopussy" premieres in US 
1983
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1984
"Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair 
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
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 & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia 
1988
88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass 
1988
Coup in Haiti 
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 
1989
Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37) 
1990
Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark 
1991
2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie 
1991
Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police 
1991
NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987 
1992
"Batman Returns" is released in USA movie theatres 
1992
Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
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
"Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released 
1993
Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's 
1994
"Sally Marrand Her Escorts" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 perfs 
1994
"She Loves Me" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 294 performances 
1994
"Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 perfs 
1994
94th US 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 HRs in 25th consecutive games 
1995
NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry 
1997
"Forever Tango!" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
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 
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 
2000
54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2 
2005
Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule 
2005
105th US Golf Open: Michael Campbell shoots a 280 at Pinehurst GR NC 
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. 
2011
111th US Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Congressional GC MD 
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 
2013
48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria 
2016
UK's Sunday Times urges readers to vote for "Leave" 
2016
20 Russian Soccer Fans Deported by France for Fighting 
2017
Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque, killing at least one 
2017
Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title 
2017
US shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Syria 
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