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Notable Historical Events for June 19th

1955Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

1995NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

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

1829Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

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

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

1978Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

1610Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

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Notable Birthdays on June 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1945Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)

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

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Notable Weddings on June 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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