11 Things That Happened On This Day In History - 19th June


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1917 - King George V ordered the British Royal Family to stop using the German-sounding surname, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and to take on the name Windsor

2. 1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison

3. 1970 - Edward Heath becomes the new British Prime Minister after a surprise victory for the Conservatives in the UK general election

4. 1975 - Lord Lucan is found guilty in absentia of murdering the 29-year-old nanny of his three young children

5. 1978 - Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match

6. 1978 - The first Garfield comic strip appears in 41 American newspapers

7. 1980 - Three gunmen who attack the British embassy in Baghdad are shot dead by Iraqi security forces

8. 1982 - 'God's banker' Roberto Calvi, a senior Italian banker, is found dead under Blackfriars Bridge in London more than a week after he went missing from Milan.

9. 1997 - Fast food chain McDonald's wins a partial victory in its epic libel trial against two environmental campaigners

10. 1999 - Prince Edward marries commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones at St. George's Chapel, Windsor

11. 2009 - Sir Allen Stanford, the Texas billionaire, is charged with several accounts of fraud in an attempt to defraud investors at his bank located in Antigua

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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