Friday, the 19th of June, 2015 is the 170th day in 2015 and in the 25th calendar week.
General Events:
World Sauntering Day
June 19, 2015 in the World
World Sauntering Day is celebrated on June 19, 2015. The purpose of World Sauntering Day is to remind us to take it easy, smell the roses, to slow down and enjoy life as opposed to rushing through it. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day. Sauntering is a verb to describe a style of walking; it is not a sashay, prance, trot, or lollygag. Simply it is to walk slowly preferably with a joyful disposition.
Where is World Sauntering Day?
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day
June 19, 2015 in the World
ince 2008, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through.
The date was chosen to commemorate the day on which a resolution was officially adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, recognising SCD as a public health concern.
SCD affects millions of people around the world, including both adults and children. It is a potentially fatal disease and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is one of the main causes of premature death amongst children under the age of five in various African countries.
Some health groups dedicated to SCD treatment or support hold special educational celebrations. However, even if you cannot attend one, why not spend the day researching the illness, learning about the signs and symptoms and increasing your understanding of its global impact?
Where is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day?
Juneteenth 2015
June 19, 2015 in the USA
Juneteenth takes place on June 19, 2015. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in 41 states of the United States.
Where is Juneteenth?
Nationwide USA
National Garfield the Cat Day
June 19, 2015 in the USA
Garfield The Cat Day is celebrated annually on 19th June. The day is set aside to honour all things related to the ginger feline.
A fictional character, Garfield is a title protagonist from the comic strip Garfield which was created by Jim Davis.  June 19, 1978 was the first publication of Garfield which chronicles the life of lead character, the cat Garfield (named after Jim Davis’s  grandfather); Garfield’s owner, Jon Arbuckle: and Jon’s dog, Odie.
Set in Muncie, Indiana, common themes in the comic strip include Garfield’s laziness, obsessive eating, love for lasagna and coffee and hatred of Mondays and diets.  The focus is mostly upon the interaction between Garfield, Jon and Odie.
* 2013 – Garfield is syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals and holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 19th June:
1179 – The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars
1306 – The Earl of Pembroke’s army defeats Robert Bruce’s Scottish army at the Battle of Methven
1610 – Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
1807 – Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos
1829 – Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
1862 – Slavery outlawed in US territories
1865 – Union General Granger declares slaves are free in Texas
1910 – 1st airship in service “Germany”
1913 – Natives Land Act, Act No 27, passed in South Africa: confines Africans to hopelessly overcrowded reserves and deprives them of rights to purchase land outside the native reserves
1917 – The British Royal Family, which has had strong German ties since George I, renounces its German names and titles and adopts the name of Windsor
1932 – Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
1941 – Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal
1948 – USSR blocks access road to West Berlin
1954 – Tasmanian Devil debuts in “Devil May Hare” by Warner Bros
1961 – Kuwait declares independence from UK
1978 – Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
1982 – The body of God’s Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London
1988 – Coup in Haiti – Namphy takes control of Haitian government
1988 – World’s Largest Sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long
1992 – Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa
2006 – Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial “laying of the first stone” at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway