June 19: Day of the Week
June 19, 2020 was the 171st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 195 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1179The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
- 1586English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America.
- 1770Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
- 1865Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
- 1870After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
- 1953Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
- 1982In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
- 1982The body of God’s Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
- 1985Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
- 1987Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
Who were born on June 19?
- 1717Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
- 1902Guy Lombardo, Canadian bandleader (d. 1977)
- 1903Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
- 1906Sir Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
- 1915Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1921Louis Jourdan, French actor
- 1925Charlie Drake, British actor, writer and singer (d. 2006)
- 1928Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
- 1947John Ralston Saul, Canadian author
- 1980Robbie Neilson, Scottish footballer
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