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Notable Historical Events for July 19th

1545King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die

1993President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

2007The first episode of "Mad Men" debuts. Jon Hamm stars as Don Draper

1869Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension

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

1991Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

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

1941British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign

1993Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

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Notable Birthdays on July 19th

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on July 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 19th

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

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

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