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#TodayInHistory: It’s World Sickle Cell Day

Yvonne Williams

A look at the highlights on this day June 19:

1910 – Father’s Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)

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1988 – World’s Largest Sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long

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1992 – Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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1992 – “Batman Returns”, starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released

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2009 – “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox is released.

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2014 “Transformers: Age of Extinction” directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

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2015 – Pixar’s “Inside Out” is released.

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World Sickle Cell Day (International)-

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sickle cell disease (SCD), described as a heritable blood disorder with which affects the human body greatly was recognized as a global health problem by the World Health Organization. The 63rd United Nations Assembly designated June 19 as the “World Sickle Cell Day”, in an attempt to improve public awareness of the disease and to improve the prospects for patients.

There you have it,  notable happenings on this day in history