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Notable Historical Events for June 19th

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

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1961NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs

2000Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

1999At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip

1978Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip

1936German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

1922Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)

2000Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12

1995NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

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Notable Birthdays on June 19th

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

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

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

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

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

1945Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)

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

1566James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25)

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Notable Weddings on June 19th

1843Philosopher Karl Marx (25) weds Jenny von Westphalen in Germany

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

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

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

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June 19th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on June 19th

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

1820Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

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

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

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