19 June 2023: This day in history

1306: The Earl of Pembroke’s army defeats Robert the Bruce’s Scottish army at the Battle of Methven

1829: Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London, the city’s 1st modern police force

1862: Slavery outlawed in US territories

1865: Union General Gordon Granger declares slaves are free in Texas, now the date the end of slavery is celebrated across the US as Juneteenth

1944: World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet

1991: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police


Source: Onthisday.com

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