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Notable Historical Events for June 19th

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

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

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

1956Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films

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

1936German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

1941US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act

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

1829Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

2005Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

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Notable Birthdays on June 19th

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

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)

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)

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

1945Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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