June 19, 1972:
While reaching the Florida Gulf Coast as a relatively weak category one storm, Hurricane Agnes
unleashes lightning and flooding that cause 122 deaths. At right, the effects of flooding in Maryland.
June 19, 2010:
In a gesture that will be taught for decades as a public relations move to avoid, embattled BP CEO Tony Hayward takes the day off in the midst of the worst oil spill in history to watch his yacht race
off the south coast of England. The yacht finished fourth, and Hayward officially finished as BP CEO on October 1.
June 19, 2012:
Thousands of activists, delegates, journalists and others descend on Rio de Janeiro to open the Rio+20 environmental summit
amid low expectations.
Photo: Dennis F. Gillen, U.S. Geological Survey/Wikimedia Commons