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Monday 19 June 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Juneteenth (United States, especially African Americans)

Events

  • 1990 – The Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is founded in Moscow.
  • 1990 – The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
  • 1985 – Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
  • 1982 – In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University of Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • 1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
  • 1949 – The first ever NASCAR race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • 1944 – World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
  • 1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • 1910 – The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
  • 1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
  • 1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23–1. Cartwright umpired.
  • 1586 – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America.

Births

  • 1992 – C. J. Mosley, American football player
  • 1990 – Xavier Rhodes, American football player
  • 1988 – Jacob deGrom, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
  • 1986 – Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Paul Dano, American actor
  • 1983 – Macklemore, American rapper
  • 1978 – Zoe Saldana, American actress
  • 1976 – Anita Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1976 – Dennis Crowley, American businessman, co-founded Foursquare
  • 1975 – Anthony Parker, American basketball player
  • 1974 – Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1973 – Jahine Arnold, American football player
  • 1972 – Brian McBride, American soccer player and coach
  • 1972 – Poppy Montgomery, Australian-American actress
  • 1972 – Robin Tunney, American actress
  • 1970 – Brian Welch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Quincy Watts, American sprinter and football player
  • 1968 – Timothy Morton, American philosopher and academic
  • 1964 – Brent Goulet, American soccer player and manager
  • 1964 – Brian Vander Ark, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963 – Laura Ingraham, American radio host and author
  • 1962 – Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and presenter
  • 1960 – Johnny Gray, American runner and coach
  • 1960 – Patti Rizzo, American golfer
  • 1959 – Mark DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player
  • 1958 – Sergei Makarov, Russian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1957 – Jean Rabe, American journalist and author
  • 1955 – Mary Schapiro, American lawyer and politician
  • 1954 – Kathleen Turner, American actress
  • 1954 – Lou Pearlman, American music producer and fraudster (d. 2016)
  • 1950 – Ann Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1950 – Neil Asher Silberman, American archaeologist and historian
  • 1948 – Phylicia Rashad, American actress
  • 1945 – Tobias Wolff, American short story writer, memoirist, and novelist
  • 1939 – John F. MacArthur, American minister and theologian
  • 1938 – Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1936 – Marisa Galvany, American soprano and actress
  • 1930 – Gena Rowlands, American actress
  • 1928 – Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1928 – Tommy DeVito, American singer and guitarist (The Four Seasons)
  • 1926 – Erna Schneider Hoover, American mathematician and inventor
  • 1922 – Marilyn P. Johnson, American educator and diplomat, 8th United States Ambassador to Togo
  • 1921 – Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1919 – Pauline Kael, American film critic (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – Julius Schwartz, American publisher and agent (d. 2004)
  • 1915 – Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1914 – Alan Cranston, American journalist and politician (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – Lester Flatt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1979)
  • 1913 – Helene Madison, American swimmer (d. 1970)
  • 1912 – Don Gutteridge, American baseball player and manager (d. 2008)
  • 1912 – Virginia MacWatters, American soprano and actress (d. 2005)
  • 1910 – Abe Fortas, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1982)
  • 1910 – Paul Flory, American chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1910 – Sydney Allard, English race car driver, founded the Allard Company (d. 1966)
  • 1905 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1903 – Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • 1903 – Mary Callery, American-French sculptor and academic (d. 1977)
  • 1902 – Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and bandleader (d. 1977)
  • 1897 – Moe Howard, American comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1896 – Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward VIII (d. 1986)
  • 1894 – Lloyd Hall, African American chemist and inventor (d. 1971)
  • 1886 – Finley Hamilton, American lawyer and politician (d. 1940)
  • 1883 – Gladys Mills Phipps, American horse breeder (d. 1970)
  • 1881 – Maginel Wright Enright, American illustrator (d. 1966)
  • 1877 – Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1872 – Theodore Payne, English-American gardener and botanist (d. 1963)
  • 1858 – Sam Walter Foss, American poet and librarian (d. 1911)
  • 1855 – George F. Roesch, American lawyer and politician (d. 1917)
  • 1854 – Eleanor Norcross, American painter (d. 1923)
  • 1850 – David Jayne Hill, American historian and politician, 24th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1932)
  • 1843 – Mary Sibbet Copley, American philanthropist (d. 1929)
  • 1833 – Mary Tenney Gray, American editorial writer, club-woman, philanthropist, and suffragette (d. 1904)
  • 1816 – William H. Webb, American shipbuilder and philanthropist, founded the Webb Institute (d. 1899)
  • 1793 – Joseph Earl Sheffield, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1882)
  • 1776 – Francis Johnson, American lawyer and politician (d. 1842)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Otto Warmbier, American college student detained in North Korea (b. 1994)
  • 2016 – Anton Yelchin, American actor (b. 1989)
  • 2015 – Earl Norem, American painter and illustrator (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Gerry Goffin, American songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Dave Jennings, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (b. 1961)
  • 2013 – Slim Whitman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Vince Flynn, American author (b. 1966)
  • 2012 – Norbert Tiemann, American soldier and politician, 32nd Governor of Nebraska (b. 1924)
  • 2010 – Manute Bol, Sudanese-American basketball player and activist (b. 1962)
  • 2008 – Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist, founded Bartaman (b. 1934)
  • 2008 – Bennie Swain, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Alberto Mijangos, Mexican-American painter and educator (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Terry Hoeppner, American football player and coach (b. 1947)
  • 2001 – Stanley Mosk, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1912)
  • 1991 – Jean Arthur, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1990 – George Addes, American trade union leader, co-founded United Automobile Workers (b. 1911)
  • 1988 – Gladys Spellman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1918)
  • 1987 – Margaret Carver Leighton, American author (b. 1896)
  • 1986 – Len Bias, American basketball player (b. 1963)
  • 1984 – Lee Krasner, American painter and educator (b. 1908)
  • 1979 – Paul Popenoe, American explorer and scholar, founded Relationship counseling (b. 1888)
  • 1975 – Sam Giancana, American mob boss (b. 1908)
  • 1968 – James Joseph Sweeney, American bishop (b. 1898)
  • 1966 – Ed Wynn, American actor and comedian (b. 1886)
  • 1962 – Frank Borzage, American film director and actor (b. 1894)
  • 1956 – Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (b. 1874)
  • 1953 – Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1915)
  • 1953 – Julius Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1918)
  • 1939 – Grace Abbott, American social worker and activist (b. 1878)
  • 1864 – Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, American soldier (b. 1843)
  • 1786 – Nathanael Greene, American general (b. 1742)
  • 1768 – Benjamin Tasker Sr., American soldier and politician, 10th Colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)
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