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It happened on a… June 19

2017

First full genetic study of cats published in “Nature Ecology and Evolution”, reveals domesticated 9,000 years ago, descended from one species (African wildcat).

2014

Felipe VI ascends to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos I.

1991

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police.

1973

Gordie Howe left the NHL to join his sons Mark and Marty in the WHA (World Hockey League).

The stage production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” opened in London.

1956

Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 10 years, and 16 films.

1942

Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) and her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty were married. They were divorced in June of 1946.

1910

The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington.

1625

Jean de Brébeuf arrives in New France; build habitation on the St. Charles River; first Jesuit missionaries in Canada.

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