This Day for You - June 19
Juneteenth: A mix of June and 19th, Juneteenth has become a day to commemorate the end of slavery in America. Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War is over and slavery in the United States is abolished. It is celebrated as a holiday across all US states.
1623 - Blaise Pascal, Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher. Pascal contributed widely to mathematics and the physical sciences by laying the foundation for the modern theory of probabilities, inventing an early calculator (the Pascaline), and for his work on the nature and principles of hydraulic fluids.
1945 - Aung San Suu Kyi, politician and opposition leader of Myanmar, daughter of Aung San (a martyred national hero of independent Burma) and Khin Kyi (a prominent Burmese diplomat in India), and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1991 “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.”
1947 - Salman Rushdie, a British Indian novelist and essayist. He was born in Bombay and has a British citizenship. Known for blending reality with fiction, his famous novels are Midnight’s Children and Satanic Verses.
1966 - Political Party Shiv Sena was founded by famous politician Udhav Thakrey. The party developed from a movement in Mumbai, which promoted Maharashtrians to be treated specially over the migrants of the city.
1981 - APPLE (Airline Passenger Payload Experiment) Satellite, India's first three-axis stabilised experimental communication satellite, launched marking a major milestone in ISRO’s achievements.
2015 - Pixar's animated film "Inside Out" is released on this day with voices by Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling. If you haven’t watched it yet, you definitely have to!