On This Day in History for July 19

Events in History

  • 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: Almohads led by Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur defeats army of Alfonso VIII of Castile
  • 1324 Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali Empire, arrives in Cairo on his way to Mecca, with a procession of 600,000 men, 12,000 slaves and 80 camels carrying 136 kg (300 pounds) of gold each
  • 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
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Weddings in History

  • 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 Du Maurier (25) weds commander of the I Airborne Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning (35)

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