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Notable Historical Events for July 19th

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

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

1993President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

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

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

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

1981Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

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

1927Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 19th

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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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