Saturday, June 19, 2021

History for June 19

History for June 19 -
Elbert Hubbard 1856
  • 0240 BC - Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using two sticks.
  • 1586 - English colonists sailed away from Roanoke Island, NC, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.
  • 1862 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation, which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.
  • 1865 - The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas.
  • 1903 - The young school teacher, Benito Mussolini, was placed under investigation by police in Bern, Switzerland.
  • 1910 - The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1917 - During World War I, King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames.
  • 1942 - Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) and her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty were married. They were divorced in June of 1946.
  • 1958 - In Washington, DC, nine entertainers refused to answer a congressional committee's questions on communism.
  • 1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an democrat led 83-day filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
  • 1998 - A study released said that smoking more than doubles risks of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.

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