June 19 in Pop Culture History

19June 19

1586(?) – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, and disappeared. The only clue found was the word “CROATOAN” carved into a tree.

1718 (Earthquake) Gansu, China

1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game was played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1.

1862 – The US Congress prohibited slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.

1905 – The first nickelodeon theater opened in Pittsburgh, PA.

1910 – The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington.

1941 – Cheerie Oats, later renamed Cheerios, was invented.

1949 – The first ever NASCAR race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

1952 – I’ve Got A Secret premiered on CBS

1953 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for spying for the Soviet Union, at Sing Sing, in New York.

1961 #1 Hit June 19, 1961 – June 25, 1961: Pat BooneMoody River

1965 #1 Hit June 19, 1965 – June 25, 1965: Four TopsI Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

1971 #1 Hit June 19, 1971 – July 23, 1971: Carole KingIt’s Too Late / I Feel the Earth Move

1978 – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Broadway Musical) Opened on June 19, 1978 and Closed: March 27, 1982

1992 – Batman Returns was released in theaters

1998 – Mulan and The X-Files debuted in theaters

2009 – The Proposal was released in theaters

2010 #1 Hit June 19, 2010 – July 30, 2010: Katy Perry featuring Snoop DoggCalifornia Gurls

2011 – Falling Skies premiered on TNT

2012 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London’s Ecuatorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of previously classified documents.

2015 – Inside Out debuted in theaters

2011 – Falling Skies premiered on TNT

2012 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London’s Ecuatorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of previously classified documents.

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