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Famous Events For July 19

Famous Events For July 19 – Today In History

July 19: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – July 19  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 19th July 1425: Holland/Zealand was pledged to Phillip the Good by Duke John VI of Brabant.
2. 19th July 1510: In Belin, Prussia, 38 Jews were burned at the stake.
3. 19th July 1524: The peasant war began today in Germany’s Black Forest.
4. 19th July 1925: The Union of Dessau was formed by the Catholic German Monarchy.
5. 19th July 1544: The siege of Boulogne began during the Italian War of 1542.


6. 19th July 1545: 73 people died when Mary Rose, King Henry VIII’s flagship sank at Portsmouth.
7. 19th July 1553: After 9 days of being Queen of England 15 year old Lady Jane Grey was deposed today.
8. 19th July 1569: Albert Fredrick became the Duke of Prussia today.
9. 19th July 1595: Johannes Kepler the Astronomer had an epiphany and developed his theory of the Geometrical basis of the Universe while teaching in Graz.
10. 19th July 1639: French troops today occupied Salses at Perpignan.

18th Century – What Happened on July 19 – The 1700s

11. 19th July 1702: King Charles XII led Swedish troops to occupy Krakow.
12. 19th July 1760: The founders of the city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico filed a request to found the city.

19th Century – July 19 This Day That Year – The 1800s

13. 19th July 1816: The survivors of “Medusa”, the French frigate were rescued after 17 days.
14. 19th July 1843: The largest steamship during that period, the first with an iron hull, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the “SS Great Britain” was launched today.


15. 19th July 1845: Fire raged in New York City destroying 1000 homes and killing many people.
16. 19th July 1848: The first Women’s rights convention organized by Elizabeth Caddy Station and Lucretia Mott was held at Seneca Falls, New York.
17. 19th July 1850: Air Ship Elizabeth which left for Fire Island in a storm crashed killing 42 people.
18. 19th July 1860: Kansas gets its first railroad today.
19. 19th July 1867: The 3rd Reconstruction Act was passed by the US Congress today over President Andrew Johnson’s veto.
20. 19th July 1867: The Dutch Red Cross was formed today.
21. 19th July 1869: Politician Louis Riel spoke at a meeting of Metis residents about rights which triggered events that are now referred to as the Red River Rebellion.
22. 19th July 1870: France declared war on Prussia beginning the Franco-Prussian war.
23. 19th July 1875: The floating hospital for sick children “Emma Abbot” makes a trial trip, to New York City.
24. 19th July 1877: In the inaugural event of Wimbledon men’s tennis tournament English rackets player Spencer Gore defeated William Marshall 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
25. 19th July 1880: Lending of books began today at the San Francisco Public Library.


26. 19th July 1884: In Wimbledon women’s inaugural event Maud Watson became the champion beating her sister Lillian Watson 6-8, 6-3, 6-3.
27. 19th July 1899: Today was the day of the formation of the National Brotherhood for Electrical Workers.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day July 19th – The 1900

28. 19th July 1903: Tour de France was inaugurated and the inaugural event was won by the French cyclist Maurice Grain.
29. 19th July 1904: The Dutch 1st Chamber was today disbanded by Dutch Prime Minister Kuypers.


30. 19th July 1907: Under Japanese pressure, the Korean Emperor abdicated in favor of his son (who was a figurehead).
31. 19th July 1910: Cy Young, a Cleveland Indian baseball player, registered his 500 victories, 5-4 in 11 innings playing against Washington.
32. 19th July 1918: During World War I, the German army retreats across the Marne River in France.
33. 19th July 1919: During the first Peace Day celebration, the Cenotaph, a monument to those killed and wounded in World War I was unveiled in Whitehall, London.
34. 19th July 1922: The one-minute barrier for 100-meter freestyle swimming was today broken by American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller, who swam the distance in 58.6s at Alameda in California.
35. 19th July 1923: Insulin was introduced as a remedy for diabetes. Medical professionals say that insulin is not a cure but it will save many lives caused by the disease and alleviate a great deal of suffering associated with the disease.
36. 19th July 1928: King Fuad of Egypt seized power and disbanded the parliament today.
37. 19th July 1930: Aviator and explorer Richard E Byrd along with chief scientist Lawrence McKinley Gould returned to the US after the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.
38. 19th July 1937: Entrance fair opened today in Munich.
39. 19th July 1939: Fiberglass fibers were used for the first time as sutures. Dr. Roy P Scholz was the first surgeon to use fiberglass sutures.
40. 19th July 1940: Adolf Hitler ordered Great Britain to surrender.

41. 19th July 1941: The “Fair Employment Practice Committee” (FEPC) was appointed by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt today.
42. 19th July 1941: The “V for Victory” campaign was launched today by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
43. 19th July 1942: German occupiers in Rotterdam and Hague confiscated bicycles.
44. 19th July 1943: During World War II, Rome was raided by 500 Allied air forces.
45. 19th July 1944: Munich vicinity was bombed by over 500 15th US air force liberators, the flying fortresses.
46. 19th July 1944: Democratic convention opened in Chicago and nominated Franklin D Roosevelt for President.
47. 19th July 1944: Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho and Shokaku sank in the Marianas today.
48. 19th July 1945: In the only submarine-to-submarine rescue operation, USS Cod saved 51 sailors from a Dutch submarine.
49. 19th July 1947: Armed paramilitaries assassinated Bogyoke Aung San, Prime Minister of the shadow Burma government along with 6 of his cabinet members and 2 non-cabinet members today.

50. 19th July 1949: Laos, today, became an associated state within the French Union.
51. 19th July 1950: French Vietnam launched an offensive against Viet Minh today.
52. 19th July 1950: Encyclical Summi maeroris published by Pope Pious XII.
53. 19th July 1952: English fast bowler Freddie Truman took 8 wickets for 31 runs in a test match against India. India were all out for 52 runs.
54. 19th July 1956: The US withdrew its offer of financial assistance to Egypt for the construction of the Aswan Dam.
55. 19th July 1957: Nuclear test performed by the US at its Nevada test site.
56. 19th July 1957: The US fires its first rocket with a nuclear warhead in Yucca Flat, Nevada.
57. 19th July 1958: East Germany released 9 Americans held as prisoners since 7th June when their helicopter strayed into East German air space. They were handed over to Red Cross workers.
58. 19th July 1960: The Tambroni-led Italian government resigned today.
59. 19th July 1961: Trans World Airlines shows the first in-flight movie.
60. 19th July 1964: Nuclear test performed by USSR at East Kazak/Semipalatinsk, USSR today.
61. 19th July 1966: Nuclear test performed by France at Fangataufa Island today.

62. 19th July 1967: The first air-conditioned sub-way car launched in New York City (R-38 on F line).
63. 19th July 1969: Apollo 11 launched on 16th July 1969 went into the moon orbit today.
64. 19th July 1974: Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 landed back on the earth today.
65. 19th July 1976: “Deep Purple” the rock group disbanded today.
66. 19th July 1976: Nepal creates Sagarmatha National Park.
67. 19th July 1978: France today performed a nuclear test at Mururoa atoll.
68. 19th July 1984: Lynn Ripplemeyer was the first female to captain a Boeing 747 across the Atlantic today.
69. 19th July 1985: In Italy, the Val di Stava Dam collapsed. 268 people in Val di Stava died.
70. 19th July 1990: In Yorba Linda in California, the Richard Nixon Library opened today.
71. 19th July 1993: President Bill Clinton today fired FBI director William Sessions.

21st Century – July 19 This Day In History – The 2000s

72. 19th July 2009: Swimmer Michael Phelps and artistic gymnast Nastia Liukin win the 17th ESPY Awards.
73. 19th July 2013: In Diyala Iraq, 20 people were killed in a suicide bombing.
74. 19th July 2015: Ebola deaths put at 11,284 by the World Health Organization today.
75. 19th July 2017: As per the calculation of US scientists the total amount of plastic ever produced is 8.3 billion tons. This is equivalent to the weight of 1 billion elephants.
76. 19th July 2018: The controversial “nation-state” law giving only Jews self-determination and relegating Arabs to “special status” was passed by the Israeli parliament today.

77. 19th July 2018: The “bird of peace” the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years laded in Asmara, Eritrea today reuniting families.
78. 19th July 2018: Airbus Beluga XL, which was built to carry large aircraft parts by Stelia Aerospace in Meaulte France was painted to look like a whale making its first flight and landing in Toulouse Blagnac, France.
79. 19th July 2018: The Russian ship “Dmitri Donskoii” which sank in 1905 with a possible cargo of gold coins was discovered today in waters between South Korea and Japan.

80. 19th July 2018: Soccer international goalkeeper from Brazil, Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record fee of £66.8 million.

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