June 19


July 5, 2022

June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st day in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 195 days until the end of the year.


General 1605 - Louis II of Nassau-Saarbrücken inherits the county of Nassau-Idstein from Johan Lodewijk II of Nassau-Idstein and thus unites all the possessions of the Walramse Line of the House of Nassau in one hand. 1667 - The journey to Chatham begins. In this successful Dutch attack on England during the Second Anglo-Dutch War, a significant part of the English fleet is set on fire and the flagship of the English fleet, HMS Royal Charles is captured. 1860 - One of the largest fires to ever hit Leeuwarden takes place at the Prins Frederikkazerne. 1865 - In Galveston, Texas, the abolition of slavery and the freedom of all former slaves in Texas is proclaimed. The day is celebrated in the United States as Juneteenth. 2000 - British customs find the bodies of 58 illegal Chinese in a Dutch truck in Dover. 2002 - Steve Fossett begins his solo balloon flight around the world. Crime and safety 1991 - Drug lord Pablo Escobar, leader of the infamous Medellin drug cartel, surrenders to Colombian authorities. He had been a fugitive since 1984. Economy 1991 - The United States concludes an agreement with Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina on a common framework for improving trade and investment between them. The signing is part of plans to create a Pan-American Free Trade Area. Media 1978 - First Garfield comic. 2001 - Start of the Dutch Wikipedia. 2017 - The Colombian newspaper El Tiempo announces that presenter Derk Bolt along with his cameraman Eugenio Follender were allegedly kidnapped on June 17 by the left-wing guerrilla movement ELN. They were making recordings for the television program Spoorloos. Music 2018 - Beyoncé and Jay-Z perform two nights in a sold-out Amsterdam Arena. Politics 484 – Leontios I, Roman usurper, is crowned Emperor (August) of the Byzantine Empire in Tarsus (present day Turkey). 1850 - Marriage of Crown Prince Charles of Sweden and Princess Louise of the Netherlands in Stockholm. 1867 – In Santiago de Querétaro, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico is executed by firing squad. 1961 - The British Protectorate of Kuwait becomes independent. 1965 - President Ahmed Ben Bella is overthrown in a coup in Algeria. Colonel Houari Boumédienne becomes the new ruler. 1976 - Marriage of King Charles XVI Gustavus of Sweden and Silvia Sommerlath in Stockholm. 1987 - An attack by the Basque terrorist group ETA in a supermarket in Barcelona leaves 21 dead and 45 injured. 1999 - Wedding of Prince Edward of Great Britain and Sophie Rhys-Jones. Queen Elisabeth II grants them the title Earl and Countess of Wessex. 2010 - Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling in Stockholm. 2012 - Rwandan ex-officer Ildéphonse Nizeyimana is sentenced to life in prison. In 1994 he was guilty of genocide, extermination and war crimes, the Rwanda Tribunal ruled. 2014 - Felipe VI succeeds Juan Carlos I as King of Spain. Recreation 2002 - PandaDroom is opened in the Efteling. 2009 - The Efteling attraction Pegasus is closed and subsequently demolished. Religion 1977 - Canonization of John Nepomucene Neumann (1811-1860), American Bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Sport 1895 - In Valparaíso, the Chilean Football Federation ("Federación de Fútbol de Chile") is founded. 1907 - Founding of the Finnish football club HJK Helsinki. 1938 - Italy wins the World Cup in France by beating Hungary 4-2 in the final of the FIFA World Cup. 1960 - Peñarol wins the inaugural Copa Libertadores. In the final over two matches