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 This day in History - June 19
403 Historic Events for June 19
1977

Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint

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1978

Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip

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1978

"Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 perfs

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1978

Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

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1978

Garfield the Cat, animated character "Big fat hairy deal"

Birth
1979

In NY 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as Yank mgr

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1979

Soni Meduna, Omaha Neb, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

Birth
1979

Mali's constitution goes into effect

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1980

Battle between police and demonstrators in Capetown, 34 killed

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1980

Amy Merrill, Miss Utah Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1981

Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, S Africa

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1981

European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit

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1981

India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched

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1981

Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified

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1982

John Cheever, US writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70

Death
1983

Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

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1983

"Octopussy" premieres in US

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1984

Lee Krasner Pollock, US painter, dies at 75

Death
1984

Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88

Death
1984

1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)

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1984

"Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair

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1984

Emil Coleman, orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Party)

Birth
1985

Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

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1986

Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41

Death
1986

Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup

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