Monday, June 19, 2017
History for June 19 - On-This-Day.com
Blaise Pascal 1623, Moe Howard 1897, Charles Cunningham Boycott 1897
Spanky McFarlane 1942 - Musician (Spanky and Our Gang), Salman Rushdie 1947 - Author, Paula Abdul (Paula Julie Abdul) 1962 - Singer, dancer, judge on "American Idol" - American Idol Merchandise
0240 BC - Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using two sticks.
1917 - During World War I, King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames.
1939 - In Atlanta, GA, legislation was enacted that disallowed pinball machines in the city.
1942 - Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) and her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty were married. They were divorced in June of 1946.
1944 - The U.S. won the battle of the Philippine Sea against the Imperial Japanese fleet.
1952 - "I've Got a Secret" debuted on CBS-TV.
1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
1973 - Gordie Howe left the NHL to join his sons Mark and Marty in the WHA (World Hockey League).