Historical Events on 19th July

Events 1 - 200 of 202

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
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
King of England Henry VIIIKing of England Henry VIII 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
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
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 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
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
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson 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
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
Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc HollidayGunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday 1900 - Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
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 - World War I: German armies retreat across Marne River in France
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
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
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 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
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)
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 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
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)
Buzz Aldrin's bootprint, one of the first steps taken on the MoonBuzz Aldrin's bootprint, one of the first steps taken on the Moon

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
1980 - USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
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
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)
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 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
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
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
2009 - 138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course

<< 18th July

— Historical Events on this Day —

20th July >>


Search Historical Events in History

Day  Month  Year  Type

Keyword(s)