19th July, on this day

514 St Symmachus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
711 Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic.
1333 Edward III of England defeats the Scottish Army at the Battle of Halidon Hill.
1510 38 Jews are burned at the stake in Berlin Prussia
1544 Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.
1545 English warship Mary Rose, pride of the battle fleet of King Henry VIII, sinks in the Solent with the loss of 700 lives. The ship is raised on October 11, 1982 and taken to Portsmouth Dockyard.
1553 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days and is replaced by Mary I of England
1588 The ships of the Spanish Armada are sighted off Lizard Point, in Cornwall on the English coast
1692 Salem Witch Trials: Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.
1799 Possible date the Rosetta Stone is found
1816 Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days
1821 Coronation of George IV of England
1837 In Britain, the launch of the Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western steamship at Bristol
1843 Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and also becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.
1848 1st women's rights convention (Seneca Falls, NY, US)
1862 Forrest's 1st raid
1863 Morgan's Raid - At Buffington Island in Ohio, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's raid into the north is mostly thwarted when a large group of his men are captured while trying to escape across the Ohio River.
1870 France declares war on Prussia; the Franco-Prussian war begins
1875 Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick kids, makes trial trip, NYC
1879 Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.
1887 First Wimbledon men's singles final - won by Spencer Gorea
1903 The first Tour De France cycle race is won by Maurice Garin
1912 A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
1913 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers
among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is number 1
1918 German armies retreat across Marne River in France (WW I)
1919 Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall
1924 In England, the official consecration of Liverpool's Church of England Cathedral.
1939 1st use of fiberglass sutures, R.P. Scholz, St Louis, Mo
1940 Battle of Cape Spada - The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
1940 Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.
1941 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicted (Tuskegee Ala)
1941 British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign
1942 Battle of the Atlantic - German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system.
1943 Allied air forces raid Rome during WW II
1947 Burmese nationalist Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members were assassinated.
1949 Laos becomes associated state within French Union
1952 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki
1955 Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 and becomes a floating museum
1957 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
1957 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
1961 1st in-flight movie shown (TWA)
1962 The first trans-Atlantic telephone call is made between London and New York via the Telstar communications satellite
1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention
1964 Vietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
1965 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
1966 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
1966 American singer Frank Sinatra marries actress Mia Farrow in Los Angeles.
1967 Race riots in Durham, NC
1967 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)
1969 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
1974 David Bowie's Diamond Dogs tour ends in NYC
1975 Apollo and Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
1976 Rock group Deep Purple disbands
1979 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill
1979 In Nicaragua.Sandinistas take over from Somoza : the insurrection left approximately 50,000 dead
1980 Opening of the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow - boycotted by more than 40 nations in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
1980 David Bowie appears in role of Elephant Man in Denver
1982 David S Dodge becomes the 1st American hostage in Lebanon
1983 The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
1985 Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st schoolteacher to fly the space shuttle
1985 The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
1986 Caroline Kennedy weds Edwin A Schlossberg in Centerville, Mass
1986 English boxer Frank Bruno in beaten in a heavyweight world championship contender fight by American Tim Witherspoon
1989 United flight 232 crashes in Iowa killing 112 of the 296 passengers
1990 BASF plant in Cincinnatti explodes in flames.
1990 In Britain, members of Parliament vote in favour of the permanant televising of the House of Commons.
1990 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California
1991 Miss Black America contestant accuses Mike Tyson of rape
1996 Former heavyweight champion of the world and Olympic gold medalist Mohammad Ali lights the flame to open the 1996 Centenary Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1997 The Irish Republican Army, the IRA, announce a major ceasefire in its 28 year campaign to end British rule in Northern Ireland
2002 Over 70 die when a bus is hit by a runaway fuel tanker at Rutoto in Uganda

19th July 2006

Israeli army clash with Hezbollah

Indonesia death toll passes 500

Europe's heatwave claims victims

19th July 2007

Russia expels four UK diplomats

Scores killed in Pakistan attacks

Poor nations 'need science boost'

19th July 2008

Soldiers killed in Kashmir blast

Nepal bus plunge kills 14 people

Obama opens foreign tour in Kabul

19th July 2009

Pakistan rains kill at least 26

16 Filipinos killed in Afghan crash

Space station toilet breaks down

19th July 2010

Dozens die in West Bengal train crash

'Hit team' kills Greek journalist

Anti-aircraft laser unveiled

Birthdates which occurred on 19th July :

1966 Brad Friedman co-author of Powr2DAY! In History is Born!
1814 Samuel Colt inventor (colt revolver)
1817 Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke US, army nurse (union)
1834 Edgar Degas France, impressionist painter (Bouquet)
1846 Charles Edward Pickering pioneered American spectroscopist
1860 Lizzie Borden murderer, gave her mother forty whacks
1865 Charles Horace Mayo surgeon, cofounded Mayo Clinic
1896 A.J. Cronin England, author (Citadel, Shining Victory)
1898 Herbert Marcuse Berlin, communist philosopher (One-Dimensional Man)
19-- Anthony Edwards Santa Barbara Calif, actor (It Takes Two)
19-- James Morrison actor (Joey Moscini-General Hospital)
1905 Boyd Neel Blackheath, Kent England, conductor (Story of an Orch)
1906 Klaus Egge Gransherad, Telemark Norway, composer (Noregsonger)
1916 Phillip Cavaretta baseball player (NL MVP 1945)
1917 William W Scranton (Gov-R-Pa)
1919 Patricia Medina Liverpool England, actress (High-Low)
1920 Robert Mann Portland Oregon, violinist (String Quartet 1952)
1922 George McGovern (Sen-D-SD), pres candidate (D-1972)
1923 Pat Hingle Denver Colo, actor (Baby Boom, Norma Rae, Bloody Mama)
1926 Helen Gallagher Bkln, actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet)
1929 Sofia Muratova USSR, gymnist,(Olympic-6 gold/3 silv/4 bronze-1952-60)
1937 George Hamilton IV NC, actor (Evel Knievel, Love at 1st Bite)
1937 Larry Boxx founded Land B Computer Serv
1938 Richard Jordan NYC, actor (Dune, Old Boyfriends, Interiors)
1938 Vikki Carr El Paso Tx, singer (Let it Please Be Him)
1940 Dennis Cole Detroit, actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World)
1941 Natalya Bessmertnova Moscow, dancer (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970)
1943 Roy D Bridges Jr Atlanta Ga, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51F, STS 61F)
1946 Ilie Nastase Bucharest Romania, tennis player (US Open 1972)
1947 Bernie Leadon guitarist/vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy)
1947 Brian May guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)
1947 Gerard Schwarz Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orch)
1948 Beverly Archer Oak Park Ill, actress (Iola-Mama's Family)
1948 Keith Godchaux keyboardist (Grateful Dead)
1952 Alan Collins guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1952 Howard Donald Saunders Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1954 Kathleen Turner actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile)
1956 Peter Barton Valley Stream LI, actor (Powers of Matthew Star)
1959 Terri Treas KC Kansas, actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
1961 Suzi Schott Springfield Ill, playmate (August, 1984)
1963 Sandor Wladar Hungary, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
1968 Carolie DeVonne Howe Chugwater Wyoming, Miss Wyoming-America (1991)
1976 RJ Williams actor (General Hospital, Full House)


Deaths which occurred on July 19th:
1940 Samuel H Chang American newspaper magnate murdered in Shanghai
1958 Robert Earl Hughes weighed 1,041 lbs (473 kg), dies at 32
1964 Carol Veazie actress (Maude-Norby), dies at 69
1969 Mary Jo Kopechne dies at 28, in Ted Kennedy's car
1970 Barry Wood singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 61
1974 Joe Flynn actor (McHale's Navy), dies at 59
1984 Carol Eberts Veazie actor, dies at 89
1990 Herbert Nelson actor (Guilding Light), dies at 76 of a stroke
1990 Johnny Wayne comedian (Wayne & Shuster), dies at 72 of cancer

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