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Notable Historical Events for June 19th

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

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

1941US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act

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

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

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

1956Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films

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

1955Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

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

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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)

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)

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

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

1945Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 19th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 19th

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

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

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

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