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, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and also becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.
  • 1845 Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many

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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
  • 1862 Forrest's 1st raid
  • 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

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1927 Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1928 King Fuad of Egypt siezes power and disbands parliament
  • 1930 Admiral 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 brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. Red Sox
  • 1933 Rick Ferrell homers off brother pitcher Wes of Cleve, who also homers
  • 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

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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

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1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 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)

Person-of-interestApollo 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
  • 1974 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC
  • 1974 Soyuz 14 lands
  • 1975 Apollo & Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
  • 1975 NY Yank catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are
  • 1975 Nullified because the 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 Somoza
  • 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

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1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 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 1st school teacher to fly 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

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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

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1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes

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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