What Happened on July 19

Significant Events

  • 1595 Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe while teaching in Graz
  • 1843 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
  • 1848 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
  • 1866 Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights
  • 1941 British PM Winston Churchill launches his "V for Victory" campaign
More Historical Events

July 19 in Music

  • 1913 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1

Did You Know?

Michael Brunet discovers the skull of Sahelanthropus tchadensis in the Djurab Desert, Chad. One of the oldest known species in the human family tree, 6-7 million years ago years old

On July 19, 2001

Would You Believe?

US scientists calculate total amount plastic ever produced - 8.3 billion tonnes, equal to weight of 1 billion elephants

On July 19, 2017

Famous Weddings

  • 1770 Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (37) weds land and estate owner Mary Norris (30) in a civil ceremony
  • 1928 Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy
  • 1932 "Rebecca" author Daphne DuMaurier (25) weds commander of the I Airborne Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning (35)
  • 1958 NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish
  • 1966 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

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