Historical Events on 19th July

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  • 64 Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire
  • 532 Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle
  • 711 Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic.
  • 1195 Battle at Alarcos: Almohaden beats Alfons VIII of Castilia
  • 1380 Thomas of Buckingham's invasion army lands on Calais
  • 1425 Duke John VI of Brabant pledges Holland/Zealand to Philip the Good
  • 1510 38 Jews are burned at stake in Berlin, Prussia
  • 1524 Peasants' War begins in Germany's Black Forest
  • 1525 Catholic German monarchy form Union of Dessau
  • 1544 Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.

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1545 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1551 Treaty of Karlsburg: arch duke Ferdinand of Austria recognized as King of Hungary/Transsylvania
  • 1553 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days
  • 1572 Battle at Saint Ghislain: Spanish army beats The Genlis' mercenaries
  • 1575 Spanish viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater

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1590 King Philip II's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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1595 Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1599 Jacob van Necks merchant fleet leaves Java
  • 1639 French troops occupy Salses, at Perpignan

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1674 Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
Thomas Hobbes
  • 1688 Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo
  • 1692 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem Mass
  • 1702 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow
  • 1760 The formal request to found the later city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is filed by its founders.
  • 1816 Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days

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1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1843 Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becomes first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world
  • 1845 Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1848 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • 1848 German Parliament demands Dutch province of Limburg
  • 1850 Airship Elizabeth leaves in storm for Fire Island, crashes (42 die)
  • 1860 1st railroad reaches Kansas
  • 1863 Battle of Buffington's Island (St George Creek), Ohio
  • 1864 Third Battle of Winchester, VA (Stephenson's Depot) [->JUL 20]
  • 1866 Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights

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1867 US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1867 Dutch Red Cross forms

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1869 Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1870 France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
  • 1875 Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick kids, makes trial trip, NYC
  • 1877 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (61 62 64)

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1879 Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • 1880 SF Public Library starts lending books
  • 1884 8th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 6-4 9-7)
  • 1899 National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers forms
  • 1900 Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
  • 1902 NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
  • 1903 1st Tour de France won by Maurice Garin of France
  • 1904 Dutch Premier Kuypers disbands 1st Chamber
  • 1907 Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
  • 1908 Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam
  • 1909 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play

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1910 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1912 A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over 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 #1
  • 1914 Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in NL
  • 1915 Dutch accidents at sea law enforced
  • 1915 Wash Nationals steal record 8 bases vs Cleve Indians in the 1st inning
  • 1918 World War I: German armies retreat across Marne River in France
  • 1918 Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Sec of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
  • 1919 Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall.
  • 1923 WRC-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • 1926 2nd French government of Herriot, forms
  • 1928 King Fuad of Egypt siezes power and disbands parliament
  • 1930 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica
  • 1933 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1936 Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
  • 1936 Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
  • 1937 Entartete Art Fair opens in Munich
  • 1937 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1939 Dr Roy P Scholz is 1st surgeon to use fiberglass sutures

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1940 Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films
  • 1941 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee Ala)

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1941 BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Beethoven's 5th symphony)

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1941 British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1941 President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee
  • 1942 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in USA
  • 1942 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague
  • 1943 500 allied air forces raid Rome during WW II
  • 1944 1,200+ 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
  • 1944 500 15th US Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
  • 1944 Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen
  • 1944 Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1944 Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1944 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
  • 1944 General Bradley flies to England
  • 1944 Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho/Shokaku sinks in Marianas
  • 1944 NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe
  • 1944 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Eichmann
  • 1945 USS Cod saves 51 sailors from Dutch sub in only sub-to-sub rescue
  • 1947 Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
  • 1948 French government of Schuman, resigns
  • 1949 Laos becomes associated state within French Union
  • 1950 French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • 1950 NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard & Frank Barnes
  • 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris
  • 1951 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • 1952 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • 1952 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1952 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • 1952 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • 1952 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1953 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 & becomes a floating museum
  • 1955 Yarkon Water Project opens to supply water to Negev desert in Israel
  • 1956 US refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • 1957 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • 1957 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
  • 1957 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1958 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
  • 1958 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
  • 1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance
  • 1960 Italian government Tambroni, resigns
  • 1960 SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies
  • 1961 1st in-flight movie shown (TWA)
  • 1962 Hungarian communist party expels Rákosi & Gero
  • 1963 NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
  • 1963 Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300
  • 1964 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
  • 1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • 1964 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1965 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • 1966 France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1966 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
  • 1967 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • 1967 Race riots in Durham NC
  • 1967 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)

1stApollo 11 Bootprint

1969 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit

  • 1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • 1970 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1971 Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees

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1973 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1974 Cleve Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0

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1974 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1974 Soyuz 14 lands
  • 1975 Apollo & Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
  • 1975 NY Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
  • 1976 Rock group Deep Purple disbands
  • 1976 Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
  • 1976 Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
  • 1977 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY
  • 1977 All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
  • 1977 Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
  • 1978 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1978 Yanks start 14 game comeback with 2-0 win
  • 1979 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill
  • 1979 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • 1979 Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Anastasio Somoza Debayle
  • 1979 Patricia Harris, becomes sect of HEW
  • 1980 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US & others boycott
  • 1980 David Bowie appears in role of "Elephant Man" in Denver
  • 1980 USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
  • 1981 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George
  • 1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • 1981 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 1982 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Wash DC
  • 1982 Bolivian government resigns
  • 1982 David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
  • 1982 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
  • 1983 The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
  • 1984 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)
  • 1984 Geraldine A Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY), wins Democratic VP nomination
  • 1985 Christa McAuliffe chosen as 1st school teacher to fly aboard the space shuttle
  • 1985 Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die
  • 1985 The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
  • 1986 Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986 Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport awardGolf Major

1987 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • 1987 Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
  • 1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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1989 Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1989 United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
  • 1990 BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies

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1990 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1990 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, Calif

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1990 Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

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1991 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

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1991 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • 1992 "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • 1992 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • 1992 Ballet dancer Peter Martins charged with beating his wife
  • 1992 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • 1992 Juli Inkster wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 1992 NYC Ballet star Peter Martins, arrested for beating his wife
  • 1993 Glen Chapple (Lancs) scores fastest F-C century, 21 minutes

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1993 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham

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1993 President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1994 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)
  • 1994 Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon Panama, 21 killed
  • 1994 Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
  • 1996 Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 mins for Lancashire v Derbyshire
  • 1996 26th Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1998 127th British Golf Open: Mark O'Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birkdale
  • 2001 Michael Brunet discovers the skull of Sahelanthropus tchadensis, thought to be the oldest known species in the human family tree, in the Djurab Desert, Chad. It lived 6-7 million years ago, about the same time as the last common ancestor to apes and humans.
  • 2001 34th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center