Wednesday 19 June 2013
Es passierte an einem 19 June
1867 : Execution of the Emperor of Mexico
On June 19, 1867, Emperor Maximilian 1st of Mexico, an Austrian archduke installed by Napoleon III in 1864 was executed by Republican forces.
In 1861, the English, French and Spanish naval forces were sent to Mexico following the announcement by the new President Benito Juarez of the impossibility of continuing to repay the debt of his country. After negotiations, the British and Spanish had gone home. But France had decided to take the opportunity to take the country. The heavily armed French forces managed to take control of a large part of the country, despite some stinging defeats, as at the Battle of Puebla, and installed an emperor. In 1867, under pressure from the United States, the French withdrew and Maximilian was abandoned to its fate.
1917 : King George V changes its name
On June 19, 1917, during World War I and while the anti-German feeling is highly developed in England, King George V decided to change his Germanic-sounding surname Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.
1938 : A flood washed away a railway bridge before the arrival of a train
On June 19, 1938, a bridge is washed away during a flash flood of the Custer Creek river in Terry, Montana. The train which arrived soon after fell into the river and was drowned in the mud. 46 people were re killed and many injured.
1953 : Execution of the Rosenbergs
On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed for espionage in Sing Sing Prison, New York. They were arrested in 1950 for providing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
They were members of the Communist Party and the brother of the young woman, himself accused of spying, had testified against them. In the Cold War, these developments led to a death sentence for the couple.
1987 : A bomb exploded in the car park of a supermarket in Barcelona
On June 19, 1987, a car bomb exploded in the underground car park of a supermarket in Barcelona. The attack that killed 21 people and injured many more was claimed by the Basque separatist organization ETA. The authors of the attack were sentenced to 790 years in prison.
Zitat des Tages : 19 June
|George V d'Angleterre
Is it possible that my people live in such awful conditions? I tell you, ..., that if I had to live in conditions like that I would be a revolutionary myself.
Geburtstage : 19 June
|May Whitty, English actress (1865)|
|Charles Coburn, American actor (1877)|
|Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel laureate (1897)|
|Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (1903)|
|Louis Jourdan, French actor (1921)|
|Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize (1922)|
|Gena Rowlands, American actress (1930)|
|Pier Angeli, American actress (1932)|
|Václav Klaus, Czech politician (1941)|
|Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, Nobel Peace Prize (1945)|
|Radovan Karadić, Serbian politician, held by the international tribunal in The Hague for war crimes (1945)|
|Salman Rushdie, Indian writer (1947)|
|Phylicia Rashād, American actress (1948)|
|Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian Islamist, leader of al-Qaeda (1951)|
|Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist (1951)|
|Kathleen Turner, American actress (1954)|
|Paula Abdul, American singer (1962)|
|Sadie Frost, English actress (1965)|
|Mia Sara, American actress (1967)|
|Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician (1970)|
|Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress (1975)|
|José Kléberson, Brazilian footballer (1979)|
|José Ernesto Sosa, Argentine footballer (1985)|
Sie haben uns verlassen 19 June
|Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet (1921)|
|Thomas J. Watson, Founder of IBM (1956)|
|Michel Colucci (Coluche), French humorist (1986)|
|Jean Arthur, American actress (1991)|
Tipp des Tages : 19 June
Prevent rust in a toolbox
To prevent rusting tools in a toolbox, a trick is to put a piece of charcoal inside.