Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - June 19th

1978 - Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player

1972 - Brian McBride, American soccer player

1967 - Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier

1960 - Luke Morley, British guitarist and songwriter

1948 - Nick Drake, British guitarist

1938 - Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (d. 2002)

1928 - Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)

1910 - Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

1902 - Guy Lombardo, Canadian bandleader (d. 1977)

1874 - Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (d. 1941)

1834 - Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)

1623 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1662)

Died on this day - June 19th

1977 - Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English Chief Girl Guide (b. 1889)

1953 - Julius Rosenberg, American spy (executed) (b. 1918)

1902 - King Albert of Saxony (b. 1828)

1762 - Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (b. 1702)

1584 - Francois, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)

Events on this day - June 19th

1944 - The Battle of the Philippine Sea takes place.

1867 - Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Queretaro, Queretaro.

1821 - Decisive defeat of the Philiki Etaireia by the Ottomans at Dragasani (in Wallachia).

1269 - King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.



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