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Friday June 19, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1179
    The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
  • 1586
    English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America.
  • 1770
    Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
  • 1865
    Over 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.
  • 1870
    After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
  • 1953
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
  • 1982
    In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • 1982
    The body of God’s Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
  • 1985
    Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
  • 1987
    Basque 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?

  • 1717
    Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
  • 1902
    Guy Lombardo, Canadian bandleader (d. 1977)
  • 1903
    Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • 1906
    Sir Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1915
    Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1921
    Louis Jourdan, French actor
  • 1925
    Charlie Drake, British actor, writer and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
  • 1947
    John Ralston Saul, Canadian author
  • 1980
    Robbie Neilson, Scottish footballer

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