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Notable Historical Events for July 19th

1990Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

1973Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

1940Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender

1990Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

1867US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1989Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

1991Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)

1674Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

18481st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott

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Notable Birthdays on July 19th

1946Ilie Nastase, Bucharest Romania, tennis player (US Open 1972)

1929Sofia Muratova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-6 gold/3 silv/4 bronze-1952-60), (d. 2006)

1860Lizzie Borden, Fall River Massachusetts, acquitted of murder (gave her mother forty whacks)

1814Samuel Colt, Hartford Connecticut, US inventor/industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), (d. 1862)

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Notable Weddings on July 19th

1958NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish

1985NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

1928Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

196650 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas

1770Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (37) weds land and estate owner Mary Norris (30) in a civil ceremony

2003"Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (27) weds "Course of Nature" lead singer-guitarist Mark Wilkersonin (26) in Florence, Italy

July 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 19th

1977Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), dies at 78

1824Agustín de Iturbide [crowned Agustin I], Mexican army general, politician and the 1st emperor of Mexico is executed by firing squad at 40

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