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What Happened on July 19, 1843

Historical Events


BoatSS Great Britain

The steamship SS Great Britain is launched, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world
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A painting of the launch of SS Great Britain, by Joseph Walter
A painting of the launch of SS Great Britain, by Joseph Walter

1843 Highlights

About July 19, 1843

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 177 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer