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.
1545 - King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die
1551 - Treaty of Karlsburg: arch duke Ferdinand of Austria recognized as King of Hungary/Transsylvania
King of England Henry VIIIKing of England Henry VIII 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
1590 - King Philip Ii's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail
1595 - Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe
1599 - Jacob van Necks merchant fleet leaves Java
1639 - French troops occupy Salses, at Perpignan
1674 - Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer
1688 - Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo
1692 - 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem Mass
Philosopher Thomas HobbesPhilosopher Thomas Hobbes 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
1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension
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.
1848 - 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott
1848 - German Parliament demands Dutch province of Limburg
Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady StantonWomen's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton 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 - Battle of Winchester, VA (Stephenson's Depot) [->JUL 20]
1866 - Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights
1867 - US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
1867 - Dutch Red Cross forms
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 RielPolitician 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)
1879 - Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.
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)
Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc HollidayGunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday 1902 - NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
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
1910 - Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings
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
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young 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 - German armies retreat across Marne River in France (WW I)
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 DC begins radio transmissions
1926 - 2nd French government of Herriot, forms
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 1927 - Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit
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
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1940 - Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender
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)
1941 - BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Beethoven's 5th symphony)
1941 - British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign
1941 - President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee
1942 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in USA
1942 - German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 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
1944 - Democratic convention opens in Chicago
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 perfs
1952 - "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 perfs
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
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 - Charly Gaul wins Tour de France
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1959 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance
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)
1969 - Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
1970 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
1971 - Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 1973 - Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)
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
1981 - 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 1981 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
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
Boxer Frank BrunoBoxer Frank Bruno 1986 - Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
1987 - Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
1987 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1989 - Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game
1989 - United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
1990 - BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies
1990 - Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1990 - Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, Calif
1990 - Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee
1991 - Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1991 - Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 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
1993 - Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham
1993 - President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions
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 - Ireland beats Netherlands in 1st European Championship Final
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 1996 - Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 mins for Lancashire v Derbyshire
1996 - XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta Georgia
1998 - 127th British Golf Open: Mark O'Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birkdale
1998 - JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
2001 - Michael Brunet discovers the skull of Sahelanthropus tchadensis, thought to be the oldest known species in the human family tree, in the Djurab Desert, Chad. It lived 6-7 million years ago, about the same time as the last common ancestor to apes and humans.
2007 - The first episode of "Mad Men" debuts. Jon Hamm stars as Don Draper
Actor Jon HammActor Jon Hamm 2009 - 138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course

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