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Daily Calendar for Saturday, June 19, 2021

Born

  • Blaise Pascal (mathematician and physicist)
  • Guy Lombardo (band leader)
  • Lou Gehrig (baseball player)
  • Salman Rushdie (author)
  • Phylicia Rashad (actress)
  • Kathleen Turner (actress)
  • Paula Abdul (singer & television personality)
  • Blake Woodruff (actor)

Died

  • J. M. Barrie (author)
  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg (convicted spies)
  • Ed Wynn (actor)
  • James Gandolfini (actor)

Events

  • First real baseball game with set rules was played in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Slavery abolished in U.S. territories
  • The first Father’s Day was observed in Spokane, Washington
  • The U.S. government adopted an 8-hour day for all its employees
  • Mine disaster occurred in Hillcrest, Alberta
  • Establishment of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, regulating interstate and foreign communications by radio, telegraph and cable
  • Wham-O filed to register Hula Hoop trademark
  • Garfield the Cat made his comic strip debut
  • A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the northern California coast

Weather

  • New Brunswick, New Jersey, was hit by a tornado
  • Cloudburst near Custer Creek, Montana, dumped an estimated 4 to 7 inches of rain
  • Hurricane struck fishing fleet from Escuminac, New Brunswick
  • 100 degrees F, Billings, Montana
  • Close to 6 inches of rain fell within 75 minutes, Houston, Texas

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