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Notable Historical Events for July 19th

200917th ESPY Awards: Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin win

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

1959Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance

1986Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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

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

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

1595Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe

1927Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit

July 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 19th

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

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

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

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

July 19th Birthdays
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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

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

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

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

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

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

1965Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

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