19 June in Indian and World History

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19 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 19 June is the birth anniversary of Madhavrao Sapre, Sudarshan Agarwal, Mukesh Khanna, and Rahul Gandhi.

19 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Subhash Mukhopadhyay, and Jandhyala.

Birth Anniversary on 19 June

19 June in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Madhavrao Sapre (19 June 1871 – 23 April 1926) a prolific thinker, sage editor, freedom fighter, and a series of activists dedicated to public works. The work and contribution of Guru Karmayogi Pt. Madhavrao Sapre ji’s story ‘Ek Basket Bhar Mitti’ has the credit of being the first story in Hindi. He was born on 19 June 1871 in Patharia Village, Damoh District, Madhya Pradesh.

Sudarshan Agarwal (19 June 1931 – 3 July 2019), a former Governor of Uttarakhand and Sikkim. At present, he is appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Jury awarding the ‘Jindal Award’. There have been many glorious aspects of Sudarshan Agarwal’s personality. He held the post of Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha from 1981 to 1993. He was also the President of ‘Delhi Gymkhana Club’, he has also been a trustee of ‘Sanskruti Kendra Sanskriti Pratishthan’. Sudarshan Agarwal is a Rotarian for the last 45 years. He is the former President of the ‘Rotary Club’ of India and has also been honored with the post of District Governor and Member and President of several committees of Rotary International. Sudarshan Agarwal was born on 19 June 1931 in Ludhiana, Punjab.

Mukesh Khanna, an Indian actor who works in Hindi films and television, and the former chairman of the Children’s Film Society. He is best known for his portrayal of Shaktimaan in Doordarshan’s Shaktimaan and Bhishma Pitamah in the Mahabharat. Mukesh Khanna was born on 23 June 1958 in Bombay, Bombay State, India.

Rahul Gandhi, an Indian politician, and a member of the Indian Parliament, representing the constituency of Wayanad, Kerala in the 17th Lok Sabha. Rahul started his political career in 2004. He contested the first Lok Sabha election from his father’s constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. He was appointed General Secretary of All India Congress Committee on 24 September 2007. He is a member of the Indian National Congress, he served as the President of the Indian National Congress from 16 December 2017 to 3 July 2019. Rahul Gandhi was born on 19 June 1970 in New Delhi, India.

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Death Anniversary on 19 June

19 June in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Subhash Mukhopadhyay (16 January 1931 – 19 June 1981), an Indian scientist, physician from Hazaribagh, Bihar and Orissa Province, British India (now in Jharkhand, India), who created the world’s second and India’s first child using in-vitro fertilisation. He died on 19 June 1981.

Jandhyala (14 January 1951 – 19 June 2001), an Indian screenwriter, director, and actor known for his works in Telugu cinema. In a film career spanning twenty-four years, he has garnered four state Nandi Awards and the Filmfare Award. He died on 19 June 2001, due to a massive heart attack, at the age of 50 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (present-day Telangana).

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Notable events on 19 June in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 19 June in World History are mentioned below:

19 June 1865 – Union General Graner freed all slaves in Texas on this day.

19 June 1906 – Ernst Boris Chain was a German-born British biochemist. In 1945, Ernst Boris Chain was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, was Born.

19 June 1910 – The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington on this day.

19 June 1939  J.M. Barrie – a Scottish novelist and playwright – died.

19 June 1947 – Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born British-American novelist., and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

19 June 1968 – 50,000 people demonstrated economic justice under the leadership of Martin Luther King.

19 June 1982 – Hezbollah kidnapped the president of Beirut University in a terrorist attack.

19 June 1999 – The Group-8 summit began on 19 June 1999 in Cologne (Germany).

19 June 2005 – Forbes magazine ranked Ofra Winfe first among the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world.

19 June 2006 – Japan gave North Korea a stern warning over the nuclear test case.

19 June 2007 – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf removed Mohammad Ali Durrani from the post of Information Minister. Pakistan was ranked 12th in the list of politically unstable countries in the world.

19 June 2008 – The Uttarakhand government suspended the 480 MW Pala Maneri and 380 MW Bhairondhari projects under construction on the Ganga.

19 June Historical Significance

June 19th holds a significant place in history for various reasons. It is most notably recognized as Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On this day in 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and Major General Gordon Granger read federal orders declaring that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. This event occurred two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. Juneteenth has since become a symbol of freedom and a cause for celebration, reflection, and education about the history and culture of African Americans. Additionally, the day has witnessed other historical events, such as the Battle of Seven Oaks in 1816 and the establishment of the first official Juneteenth celebrations in Texas in 1866. The day also marks various international events, including the signing of the Treaty of Antwerp in 1502 and the Battle of Methven in 1306. Each of these events has contributed to the rich tapestry of human history, making June 19 a date remembered for both its triumphs and challenges.

Important Days of 19 June in History

Some of the Notable events on 19 June in History are mentioned below:

  • 19 June is observed as World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, held annually since 2008 to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Sickle cell anemia is a genetic red blood cell disorder. People with sickle cell disorders don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body.
  • World Sauntering Day is also celebrated on the 19th of June every year. It reminds everyone to hold up for a day and take it easy instead of rushing always. Sauntering is just a way of taking a leisurely walk. This day also reminds us to take easy, take time to see nature that is so beautiful, look at the sky, and enjoy life.
  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (International): This day is observed to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence.
  • Juneteenth (United States): Also known as Freedom Day, it commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and is a day of reflection and celebration of African American culture
  • National Watch Day (United States): A day for watch enthusiasts to celebrate and share their passion for timepieces.
  • National Martini Day (United States): A day to enjoy and appreciate one of the most classic and iconic cocktails.