This Day in History on 19 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 19 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • World Sickle Cell Day (International)
  • World Sauntering Day

Important Events

1862: The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.

1949: People of Chandernagar, the French Indian Settlement, decided to merge with the Indian Union.

1961: Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.

1966: ‘Shiv Sena’ a political party in India was founded in Mumbai.

1978: Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.

1979: Morarji Desai resigns after split in Janata Party.

1981: India’s Ariane Passenger PayLoad Experiment (APPLE) satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched.

1989: E. S. Venkataramaiah became the 19th Chief Justice of India.

1990: NDC approves approach paper to the Eighth Plan.

1990: 13 Sri Lankan Tamils, including EPRLF Secretary General Padmanabha, were shot dead in Madras reportedly by LTTE men.

1991: Sudhakar Rao Naik (Cong-I) sworn in as the Maharashtra CM.

1999: Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the Maitreyi Express to Kolkata to Dhaka bus service.

Birthday / Anniversary

1595: Guru Hargobind, the sixth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion.

1623: Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer, and Catholic theologian.

1871: Madhavrao Sapre was born.

1877: Pandurang Chimanaji Patil, famous agriculturist ofMaharashtra, was born.

1901: Raj Chandra Bose, an Indian mathematician, and statistician was born at Hosangabad in Madhya Pradesh.

1931: Nandini Satpathy, politician, was born at Cuttack in Orissa.

1945: Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese politician.

1947: Salman Rushdie, a British Indian novelist, and essayist.

1958: Mukesh Khanna, an Indian television and film actor.

1962: Ashish Vidyarthi, an Indian film actor, and motivational speaker.

1970: Rahul Gandhi, an Indian politician.

1985: Kajal Aggarwal, an Indian film actress, and model.

Death / Death Anniversary

1747: Nader Shah, one of the most powerful Iranian rulers.

1949: Syed Zafarul Hasan, a prominent twentieth-century Pakistani Muslim philosopher.

1956: Thomas J. Watson Sr., an American businessman.

1993: William Golding, a British novelist, playwright, and poet.

2020: Vidyaben Shah, an Indian social worker, and activist.

Further Reading

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