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6/19/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - June 19

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Today in History in 1829  Robert Peel founded the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies); in 1956 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin ended their partnership after 16 films; and in 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1588 - Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna
  • 1610 - Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
  • 1829 - Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
  • 1862 - Slavery outlawed in US territories
  • 1900 - In the USA, the Republican Party nominate President William McKinley for re-election, but choose a new candidate for Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1944 - World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
  • 1956 - Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films
  • 1987 - Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
  • 2000 - Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
  • 2006 - Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1896 - Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, American divorcee and wife of Edward VIII (abdicated)
  • 1897 - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Brooklyn New York, American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges)
  • 1902 - Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)
  • 1903 - Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], "Iron Horse", 1st baseman for NY Yankees (d. 1941)
  • 1908 - Mildred Natwick, Balt Md, actress (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
  • 1914 - Lester Raymond Flatt, TN, bluegrass (Earl-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
  • 1948 - Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1954 - Kathleen Turner, Springfield, Missouri, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile)
  • 1978 - Zoe Saldana, Passaic, New Jersey, American actress (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

Famous Weddings

  • 1369 - Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy marries Margaret 111 Countess of Flanders
  • 1843 - Philosopher Karl Marx (25) weds Jenny von Westphalen in Germany
  • 1850 - Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina
  • 1886 - US President William Taft (28) weds Helen Herron (25) in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1942 - Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman
  • 1953 - Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia
  • 1965 - NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1969 - Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago
  • 1976 - King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Silvia Renate Sommerlath in Stockholm Cathedral, Ist Swedish reigning monarch to marry since 1797
  • 1988 - Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie
  • 1993 - Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe
  • 1999 - Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
  • 2006 - "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (24) weds actor Josh Janowicz (24) in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006 - "Savage Garden" pop singer Darren Hayes (34) weds animator Richard Cullen in London
  • 2010 - Crown Princess Victoria heir apparent of HM Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, weds Daniel Westling at Stockholm Cathedral

Famous Divorces

  • 2009 - "Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek (53) divorces actor Bradley Whitford (49) after 16 years of marriage
  • 2010 - Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1786 - Nathanael Greene, American Revolutionary general (b. 1742)
  • 1867 - Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro at 34
  • 1953 - Ethel Rosenberg, executed at Sing Sing, in 5 tries
  • 1953 - Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed for espionage at 37
  • 1966 - Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • 1975 - Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67
  • 1977 - Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (b. 1889)
  • 1993 - William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81
  • 2013 - James Gandolfini, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 51
  • 2014 - Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75

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