THIS DAY IN HISTORY 19/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 19/06

JUNE 19TH

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1875 – The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.

1948 – Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel

1948 – USSR blocks access road to West Berlin

1961 – Kuwait declares independence from UK

1965 – Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired

1979 – Mali’s constitution goes into effect

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

2013 – 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1566 – James I Stuart, king of Scotland (James VI)/England (1567/1603-25)

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

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

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1925 – Alfred B Nzo, South African sec-gen ANC (1969- )

1945 – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)

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1945 – Tim Hovey, Los Angeles California, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man

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

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

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FAMOUS DEATHS

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

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1902 – John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69

1977 – Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (b. 1889)

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

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