This Day In History
June 19
Year 3 Day 320 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1665 June 19 Arrival of the Carignan-Salières Regiment of 1,300 soldiers on June 19.
1815 June 19 Born - June 19 - Cornelius Krieghoff, artist (died 1872)
1816 June 19 June 19 - After several years of harassment, sabotage, and minor skirmishes between members of the Hudson's Bay and North West Companies, a full-scale battle (today known at Battle of Seven Oaks) breaks out.
1896 June 19 Born - June 19 - John Beverley Robinson, politician (b.1821)
1902 June 19 Born - June 19 - Guy Lombardo, bandleader and violinist (d.1977)
1903 June 19 June 19 - Regina incorporated as a city
1903 June 19 With a population of more than 3,000, Regina was incorporated as a city on June 19, with Jacob W. Smith serving as the first mayor.
1914 June 19 June 19 - A coal mine explosion in Hillcrest, Alberta kills 189 of 235, the worst mining disaster in Canadian history
1919 June 19 Born - June 19 – Simon Reisman, civil servant and chief negotiator of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement (d.2008)
1930 June 19 June 19 - Alberta general election, 1930: Premier John Brownlee's United Farmers of Alberta win a third consecutive majority
1930 June 19 Born - June 19 - John Lynch-Staunton, Senator
1934 June 19 June 19 - Saskatchewan election: James Garfield Gardiner's Liberals win a majority, defeating James T.M. Anderson's Conservative-led coalition government
1934 June 19 June 19 - Ontario election: Mitchell Hepburn's Liberals win a majority, defeating George S. Henry's Conservatives
1947 June 19 Born - June 19 - John Ralston Saul, author and essayist
1951 June 19 Born - June 19 – Bill Blaikie, politician
1961 June 19 Died - June 19 – Richard Ernest William Turner, soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross (born 1871)
1965 June 19 Born - June 19 – Gary Vandermeulen, swimmer
1971 June 19 Died - June 19 - Albert A. Brown, politician and lawyer (b.1895)
1983 June 19 June 19 - BC Place in Vancouver opens
1986 June 19 June 19 - The new Competition Act comes into force
1988 June 19 Died - June 19 - Fernand Seguin, biochemist, professor and television host (born 1922)
1991 June 19 Born - June 19 - Hilary Bell, swimmer
1991 June 19 June 19 - The Dobbie-Castonguay Commission is created to look into changes to the constitution.
2011 June 19 Died - June 19 – John Kerr, Sr., 67, Scottish-born soccer player (born 1943).