Month: June 2019

Historical Events for 19th June 2019

1825 – Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” premieres
1862 – Slavery outlawed in US territories
1881 – Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan
1922 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
1936 – Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
1970 – Jim Bouton’s controversial “Ball Four” is published
1972 – A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
1972 – -29] Tropical storm Agnes upgraded to a hurricane, makes landfall in Panama City (would kill 128)
1984 – 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
1993 – David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord’s
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Historical Events for 10th June 2019

1540 – Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster
1692 – The first victim of the Salem witch trials, Bridget Bishop, is hanged for witchcraft in the colony of Massachusetts
1793 – 1st public zoo opens in Paris
1863 – Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1882 – Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
1917 – 60,000 people of Petrograd Russia welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) returning after February Russian Revolution
1968 – KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1974 – “Feel Like Makin’ Love” single released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)
1977 – International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
2017 – French Open Women’s Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko upsets Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title; first Latvian to win a Grand…