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on this day black backgroundEvents throughout the years on June 19th - QF distribution day

987 Louis IV, crowned king of France.
1269 King Louis IX of France decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame.
1306 The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Robert Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
1464 French King Louis XI forms postal service.
1588 Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna.
1610 Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec.
1770 General Church of New Jerusalem established.
1807 Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
1816 Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1829 Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies).
1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories.
1865 Union General Granger declares slaves are free in Texas.
1875 The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip".
1900 Republican Party nominates President William McKinley for re-election, but chooses a new candidate for Vice-President, Theodore Roosevelt.
1910 1st airship in service "Germany".
1913 Natives Land Act, Act No 27, passed in South Africa: confines Africans to hopelessly overcrowded reserves and deprives them of rights to purchase land outside the native reserves.
1917 The British Royal Family, which had strong German ties since George I, renounces its German names & titles & adopts the name of Windsor.
1921 Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews.
1931 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct.
1932 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China.
1933 Austrian government - Dollfuss bans nazi-organisations.
1936 Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl.
1936 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis.
1937 Franco-troops conquer Bilbao Basques.
1938 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47.
1940 Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, cars, buses & ships.
1941 Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal.
1941 Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani.
1943 Race riot in Beaumont Texas.
1944 French troops free Elba.
1944 Japanese troops conquer Changsha China.
1944 World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet.
1946 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular - Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn.
1956 Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films.
1960 Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl".
1961 Kuwait declares independence from UK.
1963 2 Russian space missions return to Earth - Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth.
1967 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD.
1970 Conservatives led by Edward Heath win British parliamentary election.
1972 A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast.
1973 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London.
1976 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight.
1978 Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip.
1982 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
1987 ETA bomb attack in Barcelona, 15 killed.
1991 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie.
1992 "Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released.