19 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Inigo Jones (baptised), 1573
  • Samuel Colt, 1814
  • Edgar Degas, 1834
  • Lizzie Borden, 1860
  • Charles Mayo, 1865
  • Max Fleischer, 1883
  • A.J. Cronin, 1896
  • Ethel Merman, 1909
  • George McGovern, 1922
  • Pat Hingle, 1924
  • Helen Gallagher, 1926
  • John Bratby, 1928
  • Philip Agee, 1935
  • George Hamilton IV, 1937
  • Vikki Carr, 1941
  • Ilie Nastase, 1946

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Symmachus, AD 514
  • Samuel Wilberforce, 1873
  • Clyde Beatty, 1965
  • Syngman Rhee, 1965
  • John Jacob Astor (Baron Astor), 1971
  • Sir James Goldsmith, 1997
  • Jack Warden, 2006
  • Frank McCourt, 2009
  • James Garner, 2014
  • Garry Marshall, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1545 - 'Mary Rose,' King Henry VIII's favorite warship, accidentally sinks in the Solent with a loss of 700 crew.
  • 1588 - Spanish Armada sighted off the coast of Cornwall; Britain launches 55 ships under John Hawkins who cedes some powers to subordinate, Sir Francis Drake.
  • 1821 - Coronation of George IV.
  • 1843 - Isambard Kingdom Brunel's steamship 'The Great Britain' launched by Prince Albert.
  • 1843 - American woman's rights and temperence advocate Amelia Jenks Bloomers introduces loose knee length trousers for women, later known as Bloomers.
  • 1864 - Final battle of civil war-Southern Ming dynasty vs. Manchu Govt. in China at Nanking; 100,000 die.
  • 1877 - First Wimbledon tennis final played.
  • 1886 - 74 year-old piano virtuoso Franz Liszt gives last performance in Luxemburg.
  • 1900 - Paris subway opens for business.
  • 1919 - Peace celebrations all over the world for end of WWI.
  • 1941 - Winston Churchill launches his V for Victory campaign.
  • 1943 - 500 Allied planes bomb the city of Rome. WWII
  • 1949 - Laos becomes independent.
  • 1961 - In-flight movies inaugurated on TWA.
  • 1966 - Frank Sinatra, 50, marries Mia Farrow, 21, at Las Vegas.
  • 1979 - Record price of $500,000 paid for 4 postage stamps with JN-4 airplane printed upside down.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Macrina the Younger
  • Vincent de Paul
  • Arsenius

Holiday:

  • Liberation Day in Nicaragua (1979)
  • MARINE DAY, or Day of the Sea celebrated in Japan

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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