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Notable Historical Events for June 19th

1829Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

1985Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

1973Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

19461st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn

1955Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

1924Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

1940German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

1940Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships

1992Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1992"Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released

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Notable Birthdays on June 19th

1945Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)

1962Paula Julie Abdul, Van Nuys California, singer/choreographer (Straight Up)

1978Zoe Saldana, Passaic, New Jersey, American actress (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

1897Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Brooklyn New York, American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges)

1896Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, American divorcee and wife of Edward VIII (abdicated)

1623Blaise Pascal, mathematician/physicist/religious writer (Pascal)

1861Jose Protacio Rizal, Calamba City Laguna, optician/author/nationalist (Noli Me Tángere, El Filibusterismo)

1903Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], "Iron Horse", 1st baseman for NY Yankees (d. 1941)

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Notable Weddings on June 19th

1969Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago

1965NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana

1999Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

1886US President William Taft (28) weds Helen Herron (25) in Cincinnati, Ohio

1953Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia

1942Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman

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June 19th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on June 19th

1867Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro at 34

1975Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67

1993William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81

2013James Gandolfini, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 51

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