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  • Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 19, 1866

    Juneteenth

    Freedmen in Texas organized the first of what became the annual celebration

    Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 19, 1866

    Formerly enslaved people in Galveston celebrated after the announcement. Freedmen in Texas organized the first of what became the annual celebration of "Jubilee Day" on June 19. Early celebrations were used as political rallies to give voting instructions to newly freed slaves. Early independence celebrations often occurred on January 1 or 4.




  • Spokane, Washington, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 1910

    Father's Day

    Father's Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington

    Spokane, Washington, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 1910

    On June 19, 1910, a Father's Day celebration was held at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington, by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the civil war veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. She was also a member of Old Centenary Presbyterian Church (now Knox Presbyterian Church), where she first proposed the idea. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909 at Central Methodist Episcopal Church, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday to honor them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday in June. Several local clergymen accepted the idea, and on June 19, 1910, the first Father's Day, "sermons honoring fathers were presented throughout the city".




  • Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 19, 1917

    John F. Kennedy

    Baptized

    Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 19, 1917

    Kennedy lived in Brookline for the first ten years of his life and attended the local St. Aidan's Church, where he was baptized on June 19, 1917.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Jun 19, 1942

    Marilyn Monroe

    1st Marriage

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Jun 19, 1942

    In early 1942, the company that employed Doc Goddard (a friend of her mother's husband, Grace McKee Goddard) relocated him to West Virginia.California child protection laws prevented the Goddards from taking Monroe out of state, and she faced the possibility of having to return to the orphanage.As a solution, she married their neighbors' 21-year-old son, a factory worker James "Jim" Dougherty; the wedding took place on June 19, 1942, just after her 16th birthday.




  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 1955

    Martin Luther King

    Doctoral Studies

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 1955

    King began doctoral studies in systematic theology at Boston University and received his Ph.D. degree on June 5, 1955




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 19, 1968

    Juneteenth

    Ralph Abernathy made June 19 the "Solidarity Day of the Poor People’s Campaign"

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 19, 1968

    It soon saw a revival as black people began tying their struggle to that of ending slavery. In Atlanta, some campaigners for equality wore Juneteenth buttons. During the 1968 Poor People's Campaign to Washington, DC, called by Rev. Ralph Abernathy, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference made June 19 the "Solidarity Day of the Poor People’s Campaign".




  • Washington D.C.,U.S.
    Saturday Jun 19, 1971

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Resignation

    Washington D.C.,U.S.
    Saturday Jun 19, 1971

    While still in prison, Hoffa resigned as the head of the Teamsters Union, on June 19, 1971.


  • Sycamore Park, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 19, 1976

    Juneteenth

    30,000 people attended festivities at Sycamore Park

    Sycamore Park, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 19, 1976

    Around 30,000 people attended festivities at Sycamore Park in Fort Worth the following year.


  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Monday Jun 19, 1978

    Juneteenth

    Milwaukee celebration was described as drawing over 100,000 attendees

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Monday Jun 19, 1978

    The 1978 Milwaukee celebration was described as drawing over 100,000 attendees.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Jun 19, 2000

    Amazon

    Amazon's logotype

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Jun 19, 2000

    Since June 19, 2000, Amazon's logotype has featured a curved arrow leading from A to Z, representing that the company carries every product from A to Z, with the arrow-shaped like a smile.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 19, 2008

    Apple Inc.

    iTunes Store

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 19, 2008

    The iTunes Store quickly became the market leader in online music services, with over five billion downloads by June 19, 2008.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 2016

    LeBron James

    15-16 season Champion

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 2016

    15-16 season Champion with Cavaliers.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 2016

    LeBron James

    Won the 15-16 Playoffs

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 2016

    Won the 15-16 Playoffs with Cleveland.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 19, 2018

    Juneteenth

    Apple added Juneteenth to its calendars in iOS under official US holidays

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 19, 2018

    In 2018, Apple added Juneteenth to its calendars in iOS under official US holidays.


  • Massachusetts, U.S.
    Friday Jun 19, 2020

    Juneteenth

    Juneteenth Independence Day

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    Friday Jun 19, 2020

    In 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker issued a proclamation that the day would be marked as "Juneteenth Independence Day". This followed the filing of bills by both the House and Senate to make Juneteenth a state holiday. Baker did not comment on these bills specifically, but promised to grant the observance of Juneteenth greater importance.


  • South Dakota, U.S.
    Friday Jun 19, 2020

    Juneteenth

    Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota proclaimed June 19, 2020, as Juneteenth Day

    South Dakota, U.S.
    Friday Jun 19, 2020

    Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota proclaimed June 19, 2020, as Juneteenth Day, spurring calls for it to be recognized annually, rather than just for 2020.


  • North Dakota, U.S.
    Friday Jun 19, 2020

    Juneteenth

    North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced that the state would formally recognize Friday

    North Dakota, U.S.
    Friday Jun 19, 2020

    North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced that the state would formally recognize Friday, June 19, 2020, as Juneteenth Day in North Dakota for the year 2020.


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