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In the Gregorian Calendar, June 19 is the 170th
(hundredth – seventieth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Try giving something to your neighbor, which may be better for you to distribute than to pile.

— Diego de Torres Villarroel
Writer, poet, playwright, physician, mathematician and Spanish priest (died June 19, 1770).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

June 19 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1325: Tenoch discovers an eagle on a cactus in the Valley of Mexico, and they settle around it.
  • 1509: in Spain, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, as Regent of Castile on behalf of his daughter, Queen Juana I of Castile, ordered the founding (by Royal decree) of the town of Casabermeja (Malaga).
  • 1613: in the city of Córdoba, Argentina, the University of Córdoba is founded, one of the first in America.
  • 1707: in Játiva, King Felipe V of Spain orders the town to be burned.
  • 1718: in Gansu province (China), an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale leaves a toll of 75,000 victims.
  • 1824: the Second Mexican Congress decrees the freedom of slaves.
  • 1846: the first baseball game is played in New Jersey (United States).
  • 1865: Years after the Emancipation proclamation, the slaves of Galveston (Texas) are freed.
  • 1867: in Querétaro (Mexico) the emperor Maximiliano I is shot.
  • 1870: The Confederate States of America cease to exist, following the readmission of the southern states to the United States.
  • 1911: The Government of Venezuela buys Miraflores to turn it into a Presidential House.
  • 1917: The Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela is created
  • 1933: In Chile, the Chilean Investigative Police was created by the Organic Law (Law No. 5,810 of June 1933).
  • 1942: Norma Jean Baker, later known as Marilyn Monroe, marries for the first time in the United States.
  • 1945: 355 miners drowned in the El Teniente mine, known as the Smoke Tragedy, die in Chile.
  • 1953: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are executed in the electric chair.
  • 1961: Kuwait becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1963: The Philippines, in the province of Misamis Oriental, the municipality of Laguindingán is created.
  • 1967: Mexico, in Mexico City, work begins on the first line of the Mexico City Metro.
  • 1975: The first World Conference on Women begins in Mexico.
  • 1978: the Garfield comic strip is born in the United States.
  • 1980: in Italy the Rome Convention on contractual obligations in the European Economic Community is signed.
  • 1987: in Barcelona (Spain), the terrorist group ETA perpetrates the Hipercor Attack, with the result of 21 deaths and some 40 wounded.
  • 1988: in Wisconsin (United States), the Summerwind mansion is struck by lightning during a severe storm and burns completely.
  • 1996: Bobby Fischer announces the chess variant known as Fischer’s Random Chess.
  • 1998: in the state of Campeche (Mexico) the municipality of Candelaria is created.
  • 1999: The Italian city of Turin is chosen to host the 2006 Winter Olympics.
  • 1999: The royal wedding between Eduardo of the United Kingdom and Sophie Rhys-Jones is celebrated.
  • 2004: at the Kitt National Peak Observatory, in Arizona (United States), astronomers Roy Tucker, David Tholen and Fabrizio Bernardi discover the asteroid Apophis.
  • 2005: the Ruta Quetzal BBVA 2005 begins.
  • 2005: the Metrobús starts operating in Mexico City.
  • 2007: Uruguay commemorates the day of “Never again” proclaimed by President Tabaré Vázquez and whose mission is “Never again Uruguayans against Uruguayans.”
  • 2009: ETA reappears murdering a National Police with a car bomb.
  • 2009: in Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI inaugurates the priestly year taking advantage of the 150th anniversary of the death of Saint John Mary Vianney.
  • 2010: Royal wedding between Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling is celebrated
  • 2011: the Indignados in Spain organize a massive demonstration against, mainly, the Euro Pact, an initiative supported worldwide.
  • 2011: The Baltic Sea Anomaly is located between the border waters of Sweden and Finland.
  • 2014: The first Uruguayan artificial satellite, AntelSat, was launched from Yasny, site 13 of Dombarovsky, Russia.
  • 2014: proclamation of Felipe VI as the new King of Spain.
  • 2020: Launch of The Last of Us Part II.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

June 19 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1566: James I, English king (d. 1625).
  • 1623: Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1662).
  • 1633: Philipp van Limborch, German Protestant theologian (d. 1712).
  • 1754: Manuel de Salas, prominent Chilean educator and patriot (d. 1841).
  • 1764: José Gervasio Artigas, military man, statesman and greatest hero in Uruguay (f. 1850).
  • 1771: Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859).
  • 1782: Félicité Robert de Lamennais, French philosopher and theologian (d. 1854).
  • 1809: Richard Monckton Milnes, British politician, poet and literary patron (d. 1885).
  • 1842: Walter Bache, British conductor and pianist (d. 1888).
  • 1846: Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928).
  • 1856: Cristóbal Benítez, Spanish explorer (d. 1924).
  • 1858: Sam Walter Foss, American poet (d. 1911).
  • 1861: José Rizal, Philippine physician, writer, and national hero (d. 1896).
  • 1877: Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961).
  • 1885: Vicente Scaramuzza, Italian-Argentine pianist (d. 1968).
  • 1889: Luis Jiménez de Asúa, Spanish criminal and politician (d. 1970).
  • 1892: Tomás García Figueras, soldier and Spanish writer (d. 1981).
  • 1896: Wallis Simpson, British aristocrat (d. 1986).
  • 1897: Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, British chemist (d. 1967).
  • 1897: Moe Howard, American actor and comedian (d. 1975).
  • 1901: Piero Gobetti, Italian publisher, journalist and politician (d. 1926).
  • 1903: Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941).
  • 1903: Hans Litten, German lawyer (d. 1938).
  • 1903: Juan Quintero Muñoz, Spanish film composer and pianist (d. 1980).
  • 1905: Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994).
  • 1906: Ernst Boris Chain, German biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945 (d. 1979).
  • 1908: Eduardo de Guzmán, Spanish writer (d. 1991).
  • 1909: Osamu Dazai, Japanese novelist (d. 1948).
  • 1910: Paul J. Flory, American chemist, 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry (d. 1985).
  • 1914: Lorenzo Morales, Colombian composer (d. 2011).
  • 1921: Rafael Leoz, Spanish architect and sculptor (d. 1976).
  • 1921: Amador Schüller, doctor and Spanish university professor (d. 2010).
  • 1922: Álvaro Delgado, Spanish painter.
  • 1922: Aage Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (d. 2009).
  • 1923: Andrés Rodríguez Pedotti, Paraguayan military and president between 1989 and 1993 (f. 1997).
  • 1924: Manuel Alonso Olea, Spanish lawyer (f. 2003).
  • 1926: Julio Pérez, Uruguayan soccer player (d. 2002).
  • 1927: Bernarda Seitz, nun, writer, cook and Argentine television presenter (f. 2014).
  • 1928: Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000).
  • 1928: Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, Indian academic and linguist (d. 2012).
  • 1930: Gena Rowlands, American actress.
  • 1931: Juan Carlos Moreno (1931-), Argentine guitarist and folk singer, from Los Fronterizos.
  • 1932: Pier Angeli, Italian actress (d. 1971).
  • 1932: José Sanchis Grau, Spanish cartoonist (d. 2011).
  • 1933: Viktor Patsayev, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971).
  • 1934: Bonifacio Alfonso, Spanish painter (d. 2011).
  • 1934: Nélida Lobato, Argentine actress and vedette (d. 1982).
  • 1934: Rubén López Ardón, Nicaraguan bishop.
  • 1935: Rodrigo Borja Cevallos, Ecuadorian politician.
  • 1936: Marisa Galvany, American soprano.
  • 1939 – John F. MacArthur, American evangelical pastor and writer.
  • 1941: Václav Klaus, Czech politician and president.
  • 1943: Gioia Lombardini, first Venezuelan nationalized television actress.
  • 1944: Chico Buarque, Brazilian singer-songwriter, poet and writer.
  • 1944: Peter Bardens, British keyboardist, of the band Camel (f. 2002).
  • 1945: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
  • 1945: Radovan Karadžić, Serbian politician.
  • 1947: Sir Salman Rushdie, Indo-British writer.
  • 1947: Humberto Elizondo, the first Mexican film and television actor.
  • 1948: Nick Drake, British folk singer-songwriter (d. 1974).
  • 1948: Phylicia Rashād, American actress.
  • 1948: Ernesto Silva Bafalluy, Chilean economist and rector (f. 2011).
  • 1949: Juan Schiaretti, Argentine politician.
  • 1949: Paty Chapoy, Mexican driver and journalist.
  • 1949: Hassan Shehata, Egyptian footballer.
  • 1950: Miguel Ángel Ferriz, Mexican actor (f. 2013).
  • 1950: Ann Wilson, American musician, of the band Heart.
  • 1950: Daria Nicolodi, Italian actress and screenwriter (f. 2020).
  • 1951: Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist.
  • 1951: Aymán al-Zawahirí, Egyptian terrorist.
  • 1953: Larry Dunn, American musician, of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • 1954: Kathleen Turner, American actress.
  • 1956: Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, Colombian mathematician and politician.
  • 1957: Anna Lindh, Swedish Social Democratic politician (d. 2003).
  • 1957: Subcomandante Marcos, Mexican military and ideologue.
  • 1958: Luis Francisco Esplá, Spanish bullfighter.
  • 1959: Christian Wulff, German politician, former president of Germany.
  • 1959: Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris.
  • 1961: Henri Falcón, Venezuelan military, politician and lawyer
  • 1962: Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1962: Jeremy Bates, British tennis player.
  • 1963: Katia Cardenal, Nicaraguan singer-songwriter.
  • 1964: Boris Johnson, British politician.
  • 1967: Araceli González, Argentine actress and model.
  • 1967: Pablo Llorens, Spanish animator and filmmaker.
  • 1969: Alejandro Silva, Chilean solo guitarist.
  • 1969: Soledad Villamil, Argentine actress and singer.
  • 1970: Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician.
  • 1970: Quincy Watts, American athlete.
  • 1970: Brian Welch, American guitarist, of the band Korn.
  • 1971: José Emilio Amavisca, Spanish footballer.
  • 1971: Fernando Monroy, Mexican psychologist.
  • 1971: Eva Isanta, Spanish actress.
  • 1971: Jorge Almirón, Argentine footballer and coach.
  • 1972: Brian McBride, American footballer.
  • 1972: Jean Dujardin, French actor.
  • 1972: Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress.
  • 1972: Robin Tunney, American actress.
  • 1973: Daði Lárusson, Icelandic footballer.
  • 1975: Hugh Dancy, British actor and model.
  • 1975: Pedro Munitis, Spanish footballer.
  • 1975: Anthony Parker, American basketball player.
  • 1977: Usun Yoon, South Korean actress, model and presenter.
  • 1978: Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player.
  • 1978: Zoe Saldana, American actress.
  • 1982: Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor.
  • 1982: May Andersen, Danish model.
  • 1983: Macklemore, American rapper.
  • 1983: Mark Selby, British snooker player.
  • 1984: Aleksandr Samédov, Russian footballer.
  • 1985: Sandra Cervera, Spanish actress.
  • 1986: Marvin Williams, American basketball player.
  • 1987: Mauricio Castillo, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1988: Jacob deGrom, American baseball player.
  • 1989: Ögmundur Kristinsson, Icelandic footballer.
  • 1991: Andrej Kramarić, Croatian footballer.
  • 1998: Atticus Shaffer, American actor.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

June 19 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1312: Piers Gaveston, English aristocrat (b. Ca. 1284).
  • 1584: Francisco de Anjou, French prince (b. 1555).
  • 1608: Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551).
  • 1650: Matthäus Merian, Swiss-German engraver (b. 1593).
  • 1747: Alessandro Marcello, Venetian composer (b.1669).
  • 1762 (or June 21): Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer and organist (b.1702).
  • 1770: Diego de Torres Villarroel, Spanish writer, playwright, physician and mathematician (b. 1694).
  • 1805: Louis Jean François Lagrénée, French painter (b. 1724).
  • 1844: Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772).
  • 1867: Maximiliano I, Mexican emperor between 1864 and 1867 (b. 1832).
  • 1867: Miguel Miramón, Mexican conservative military man and President of the Republic between 1859 and 1860 (b. 1832).
  • 1867: Tomás Mejía, conservative Mexican conservative military man (b. 1820).
  • 1884: Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentine politician and writer (b. 1810).
  • 1884: Johann Gustav Droysen, German historian (b.1808).
  • 1900: Salvador Camacho Roldán, Colombian journalist (b. 1827).
  • 1902: Albert I, Saxon King (b.1828).
  • 1918: Julián Juderías, Spanish historian and journalist (b. 1877).
  • 1921: Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet (b. 1888).
  • 1924: Juan Comba, cartoonist for Spanish illustrated newspapers (b. 1854).
  • 1937: James Matthew Barrie, British novelist and playwright (b. 1860).
  • 1938: Luis González Obregón, Mexican historian (b. 1865).
  • 1953: Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (b.1915).
  • 1953: Julius Rosenberg, American spy (b.1918).
  • 1956: Thomas John Watson, American businessman (b. 1874).
  • 1962: Frank Borzage, American filmmaker (b.1893).
  • 1966: Ed Wynn, American actor (b. 1886).
  • 1969: Jorge Herrán, Uruguayan architect (b. 1897).
  • 1977: Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b.1933).
  • 1979: Paul Popenoe, American biologist (b. 1888).
  • 1980: Torcuato Fernández Miranda, Spanish politician (b.1915).
  • 1980: Jorge Urzúa Urzúa, Chilean lawyer and politician (b. 1886).
  • 1981: Lotte Reiniger, German filmmaker (b. 1899).
  • 1985: Dyonélio Machado, Brazilian writer, journalist and psychiatrist (b. 1895).
  • 1985: Alfonso Orantes, Guatemalan poet (b. 1898).
  • 1986: Len Bias, American basketball player (b. 1963).
  • 1986: Michel Colucci, “Coluche”, French actor and comedian (b. 1944).
  • 1991: Antonio del Amo, Spanish cinema (b.1911).
  • 1991: Jean Arthur, American actress (b.1900).
  • 1993: William Golding, British writer, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 (b.1911).
  • 1994: Lauro Olmo, Spanish playwright (b. 1922).
  • 1997: Bobby Helms, American singer (b. 1933).
  • 2007: Antonio Aguilar, singer, actor and Mexican charro (b. 1919).
  • 2007: Enrique Canales, Mexican political analyst, painter and sculptor (b. 1936).
  • 2007: El Fary (José Luis Cantero), Spanish singer (b.1937).
  • 2007: Victorio Cieslinskas, Uruguayan basketball player (b.1922).
  • 2009: Vicente Ferrer Moncho, Spanish aid worker (b.1920).
  • 2009: Alberto Andrade, Peruvian lawyer and politician (b.1943).
  • 2010: Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b.1962).
  • 2010: Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican chronicler and essayist (b. 1938).
  • 2011: Tom Hungerford, Australian writer (b.1915).
  • 2012: Richard Lynch, American actor (b.1940).
  • 2012: Emili Teixidor, Spanish writer (b. 1933).
  • 2013: Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician (b.1932).
  • 2013: James Gandolfini, American actor (b.1961).
  • 2014: Ibrahim Touré, Ivorian footballer, brother of Kolo and Yaya Touré (b. 1986).
  • 2016: Anton Yelchin, Russian-American film and television actor (b.1989).
  • 2017: Tabaré Hackenburch, Uruguayan politician (b.1928).
  • 2020: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Spanish writer (b.1964).
  • 2020: Ian Holm, British actor (b.1931).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

June 19 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflicts.
  • Chile: Detective Day.
  • United States: Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of Texas slaves in 1865.
  • Paraguay: Arbor Day.
  • Uruguay: Birth of Artigas, commemorates the birth of José Gervasio Artigas, the country’s greatest hero.
    • Grandfather’s Day, related to the Birth of Artigas.
    • Never Again, commemorates the victims of the civic-military dictatorship in Uruguay (1973-1985).
    • Anniversary of the National Television of Uruguay
    • Flag Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

June 19 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Romualdo, anchorite and father of the Camaldolese monks (1027).
  • Saints Gervasio and Protasio of Milan, martyrs (386).
  • Saint Deodatus of Nevers, bishop (c. 679).
  • Saint Quildomarca or Ildemarca de Fécamp, abbess (c. 682).
  • Saint Lambert of Zaragoza, martyr (c. 8th century)
  • Blessed Gerlando of Caltagirone (c. 1271).
  • Saint Juliana Falconeri, virgin (1341).
  • Blessed Miguelina de Pesaro, widow (1356).
  • Blessed Sebastian Newdigate, Humfredo Middlemore and William Exmew, priests and martyrs (1535).
  • Blessed Thomas Woodhouse, priest and martyr (1573).
  • Saints Remigio Isoré and Modesto Andlauer, priests and martyrs (1900).

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

June 19 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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