This Day in History- June 19

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This Day in History - June 19

“History is not a burden on the memory, but an illumination of the soul” – Lord Acton. A single date is filled with various events from around the globe. History is full of jaw-dropping facts that will simply astonish you. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, June 19. 

What Happened on June 19 in India?

1949: Death of Syed Zafarul Hasan
Syed Zafarul Hasan was the eldest son of Khan Sahib Syed Diwan Mohammad. He was a twentieth-century Muslim philosopher. Syed completed his education in Allahabad. He further did his doctorates from the Universities of Erlangen and Heidelberg, Germany, and Oxford University. Syed Zafarul Hasan was the first Muslim Scholar of the Indian sub-continent to secure a PhD from Oxford in Philosophy.

1966: Foundation of the Political Party Shiv Sena in Mumbai
The Shiv Sena political party was founded by Bal Thackeray, the political cartoonist. This party developed from a movement that happened in Mumbai, promoting the Maharashtrians to be treated specially as compared to the migrants. The present leader of the party is Bal Thackeray’s, Uddhav Thackeray. In December 2014, Shiv Sena became a part of the BJP Government.

Credits : The Times of India

1981: The APPLE Satellite was launched
On June 19, the APPLE (Airline Passenger Payload Experiment) satellite was launched. It is India’s first three-axis stabilized experimental communication satellite. The APPLE Satellite used the ARIANE launcher. It is one of the most effective and important milestones in India’s space program. APPLY was designed and developed at the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Satellite Center (ISAC) in Bangalore.

Credits : One India News

1981: Sad demise of Indian scientist, Dr. Shubhash Mukhopadhyay
He was an Indian scientist, physician. Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay was from Hazaribagh, Bihar, and Orissa Province, British India. He created the world’s second and India’s first child using in-vitro fertilization. His first successful proof of in-vitro fertilization was  Kanupriya Agarwal. Kanupriya, who was born in 1978, just 67 days after the first IVF baby in the United Kingdom.

What Happened Around the World on June 19?

1770: Establishment of the General Church in New Jerusalem
The General Church or simply the new church is located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. It is based on the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg (often called the Writings for the New Church or just the Writings).

1865: End of Slavery in Texas
Union General Gordon Granger declared that slaves are free in Texas. Present-day, this day is celebrated as the end of slavery across the United States.

Credits : Weird History

1881: Muhammad Ahmad became the Mahdi of Sudan
Muhammad Ahmad was a Sudanese Islamic cleric who proclaimed himself the Mahdi. Ahmad was the one who transformed an incipient political movement into a fundamentally religious one.

1910: Worlds father’s day
June 19, 1910, World’s father’s day was celebrated for the first time in Spokane, Washington.

Credits : Dad’s University

1934 Creation of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934. FCC  replaced the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission. 

1944: World War II
It was the first day of the 2 days Battle of the Philippine Sea. In the war, US naval forces defeated the  Japanese fleet.

1961: Kuwait was declared independent from the United Kingdom
Kuwait became fully independent from the United Kingdom. It did exchange notes with the United Kingdom terminating the Anglo-Kuwaiti Treaty of 1899 and declared their independence.

1972: Strike among pilots due to hijacking fear
Flight delay and cancellation were faced by many holidaymakers after the pilots threatened strikes due to hijacking fears.

1987: 15 people killed in the  ETA bomb attack at Barcelona
The ETA attack was called the Hipercor bombing which was a car bomb attack by the Basque separatist organization ETA, which was classified as a terrorist group by the Spanish government.

2019: UN reports for the displacement of people
As per the UN reports, over 70 million people worldwide are displaced, including many asylum seekers or refugees around the world.

Famous Birthdays on June 19

1945: Aung San Suu Kyi
She is a Burmese politician, diplomat, and author. She is also a 1991 Nobel Prize Laureate. She served herself as a State counsellor of Myanmar and also the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Myanmar from 2016 to 2021. 

1947: Salman Rushdie 
He was a British Indian novelist and essayist. He was born in Bombay having British citizenship. Rushdie was known for blending reality with fiction, The Times ranked him thirteenth on its list of the fifty greatest British writers.

1964: Boris Johnson
On June 19, 1964, Boris Johnson, the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was born. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician and writer and also the leader of the Conservative Party. Previously,  he was the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.

1970: Rahul Gandhi
He is the President of the Indian National Congress, being the strongest opposition political party in India. He is also a member of Parliament representing the constituency of Wayanad, Kerala. Rahul Rajiv Gandhi is the chairperson of the National Students Union of India also a trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.

1985: Kajal Agarwal
Born on June 19, 1985, Kajal Agarwal is an Indian actress. She is an established Tamil, Telugu actress getting nominated in the Filmfare Awards. She made her debut in 2004 in “Kyun! … Ho Gaya Na?” 

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