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June 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 19

June 19th is officially Sauntering Day and World Sauntering Day.

This day marks the 170th day of 2021, and there’s another 195 days to go.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Gemini.

Sit tight as you’re about to discover some of the major events, births, and deaths that all occurred on June 19 throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1862, President Lincoln signed the legislation to make slavery illegal in US territories? It applied to current and future territories but not the states themselves.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 19th in history!

What Happened On June 19 In History?

1992

“Batman Returns” was released in the US.

The movie was made with an $80 million budget and made $282.8 million worldwide.
1991

Drug lord Pablo Escobar handed himself in to the police.

Escobar had been negotiating his surrender for a few weeks prior with an 82-year-old catholic priest.
1987

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required schools to teach creationism.

The Supreme Court ruled that the law violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment because it was intended to advance one specific religion over another.
1961

Kuwait declared their independence from the UK.

OTD in 1961: Kuwait declared their independence from the UK.
1939

In Atlanta, Georgia, legislation passed that made pinball machines illegal in the city.

At the time, it was seen as a form of gambling.
1910

Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time in the US.

The day was first celebrated in Washington but didn't become a national holiday until Mother's Day was made official 58 years later.
1903

Benito Mussolini was arrested in Switzerland for a violent strike. He spent two weeks in jail and was deported to Italy.

Years later, Mussolini played a pivotal role in WWII due to his fascist imperial ambitions.
1864

The USS Kearsarge sank the CSS Alabama off the coast of Cherbourg, France.

Once the USS Kearsarge spotted the Confederate CSS Alabama ship and was in range, war ensued.
1862

President Lincoln signed Act make slavery illegal in US territories.

OTD in 1862: President Lincoln signed Act make slavery illegal in US territories.
Slavery also became illegal in the States on January 1, 1863.
1829

The Metropolitan Police Act in Britain was introduced by Sir Robert Peel.

The Act created the Metropolitan Police of London and replaced the previous unorganized systems that were in place. It became the first known modern police force.
936

Louis IV was crowned king of West Francia on this day.

France was divided into separate parts during the medieval ages, and King Louis IV was made king of the western part of the Frankish Empire. His coronation took place in Laon, France.

Did you know that on this day, June 19th 1862, President Lincoln signed the legislation to make slavery illegal in US territories?