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

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

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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

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

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

1993President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

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

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

1927Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit

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

200917th ESPY Awards: Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin win

1959Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance

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

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

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

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

1987116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane

1981Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

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

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

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

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

1879Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension

1940Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender

July 19th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
2009
138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course 
2009
17th ESPY Awards: Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin win 
2013
20 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Diyala, Iraq 
2016
China Begins Air Patrols Over Disputed Area of the South China Sea 
2016
Melania Trump convention speech similar to Michelle Obama's from 2008 
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