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Notable Historical Events for June 19th

1995NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

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

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1964Bob Dylan completes UK tour

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

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

1967Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

1991Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 19th

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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