Historical Events for 19th June 2019

1825 – Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” premieres
1862 – Slavery outlawed in US territories
1881 – Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan
1922 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
1936 – Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
1970 – Jim Bouton’s controversial “Ball Four” is published
1972 – A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
1972 – -29] Tropical storm Agnes upgraded to a hurricane, makes landfall in Panama City (would kill 128)
1984 – 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
1993 – David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord’s

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