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19th of July 0711 EVENT Umayyad conquest of Hispania: Battle of Guadalete : Umayyad forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by King Roderic.
19th of July 1333 EVENT Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill : The English win a decisive victory over the Scots.
19th of July 1544 EVENT Italian War of 1542: the first Siege of Boulogne begins.
19th of July 1545 EVENT The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth.
19th of July 1553 EVENT Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days of reign.
19th of July 1588 EVENT Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines : The Spanish Armada is sighted in the English Channel.
19th of July 1692 EVENT Salem witch trials: five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.
19th of July 1701 EVENT Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England.
19th of July 1760 EVENT A formal request to found what will become Mayaguez, Puerto Rico is filed.
19th of July 1832 EVENT The British Medical Association is founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary.
19th of July 1843 EVENT 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.
19th of July 1848 EVENT Women's rights: a two-day Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York; there the "Bloomers" are introduced.
19th of July 1863 EVENT American Civil War: Morgan's Raid : At Buffington Island in Ohio, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's raid into the north is mostly thwarted when a large group of his men are captured while trying to escape across the Ohio River.
19th of July 1864 EVENT Taiping Rebellion: Third Battle of Nanking : The Qing Dynasty finally defeats the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.
19th of July 1870 EVENT Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.
19th of July 1879 EVENT Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.
19th of July 1912 EVENT A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
19th of July 1916 EVENT World War I: Battle of Fromelles : British and Australian troops attack German trenches in a prelude to the Battle of the Somme.
19th of July 1919 EVENT Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen riot and burn down Luton Town Hall.
19th of July 1940 EVENT World War II: Battle of Cape Spada : The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
19th of July 1940 EVENT World War II: Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.
19th of July 1942 EVENT World War II: Battle of the Atlantic : German Grand Admiral Karl Donitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system.
19th of July 1947 EVENT The Prime Minister of the shadow Burmese government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members are assassinated by Galon U Saw.
19th of July 1947 EVENT Korean politician Yuh Woon-Hyung is assassinated.
19th of July 1963 EVENT Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.
19th of July 1964 EVENT Vietnam War: at a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
19th of July 1976 EVENT Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
19th of July 1979 EVENT The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
19th of July 1983 EVENT The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
19th of July 1985 EVENT The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
19th of July 1989 EVENT United Airlines flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 112 of the 296 passengers.
19th of July 1992 EVENT Anti-Mafia Judge Paolo Borsellino is killed by a Mafia car bomb in Palermo, Italy together with five police officers.
19th of July 1670 BIRTHDAY Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (d. 1758)
19th of July 1688 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
19th of July 1744 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Christian Boie, German author (d. 1806)
19th of July 1759 BIRTHDAY Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint (d. 1833)
19th of July 1771 BIRTHDAY Thomas Talbot, Irish-born Canadian administrator (d. 1853)
19th of July 1789 BIRTHDAY John Martin, English painter (d. 1854)
19th of July 1800 BIRTHDAY Juan Jose Flores, Venezuelan military commander and Ecuadorian politician (d. 1864)
19th of July 1814 BIRTHDAY Samuel Colt, American firearms inventor (d. 1862)
19th of July 1819 BIRTHDAY Gottfried Keller, Swiss writer (d. 1890)
19th of July 1822 BIRTHDAY Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1916)
19th of July 1827 BIRTHDAY Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
19th of July 1834 BIRTHDAY Edgar Degas, French painter (d. 1917)
19th of July 1849 BIRTHDAY Ferdinand Brunetiere, French writer and critic (d. 1906)
19th of July 1860 BIRTHDAY Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (d. 1927)
19th of July 1865 BIRTHDAY Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon and founder of the Mayo Clinic (d. 1939)
19th of July 1868 BIRTHDAY Florence Foster Jenkins, American opera singer (d. 1945)
19th of July 1876 BIRTHDAY John Gunn, England cricketer (d. 1963)
19th of July 1876 BIRTHDAY Joseph Fielding Smith, American religious figure (d. 1972)
19th of July 1877 BIRTHDAY Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (d. 1949)
19th of July 1883 BIRTHDAY Max Fleischer, Austrian animator and film producer (d. 1972)
19th of July 1886 BIRTHDAY Michael Fekete, Hungarian-born Israeli mathematician (d. 1957)
19th of July 1888 BIRTHDAY Enno Lolling, German physician (d. 1945)
19th of July 1892 BIRTHDAY Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1957)
19th of July 1893 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1930)
19th of July 1894 BIRTHDAY Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician (d. 1959)
19th of July 1894 BIRTHDAY Khawaja Nazimuddin, Bengali politician (d. 1965)
19th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)
19th of July 1896 BIRTHDAY A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (d. 1981)
19th of July 1896 BIRTHDAY Bob Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1977)
19th of July 1898 BIRTHDAY Herbert Marcuse, German-born philosopher (d. 1979)
19th of July 1904 BIRTHDAY Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, American lawyer; last direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1985)
19th of July 1907 BIRTHDAY Isabel Jewell, American actress (d. 1972)
19th of July 1912 BIRTHDAY Norman Carr, British conservationist (d. 1997)
19th of July 1914 BIRTHDAY Marius Russo, American baseball player (d. 2005)
19th of July 1916 BIRTHDAY Eve Merriam, American poet and playwright (d. 1992)
19th of July 1916 BIRTHDAY Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (d. 2010)
19th of July 1917 BIRTHDAY William Scranton, American politician
19th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Dallas McKennon, American actor (d. 2009)
19th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)
19th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Patricia Medina, English-born actress
19th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Rosalyn Yalow, American physicist, Nobel laureate
19th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Harold Camping, American evangelist
19th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY George McGovern, American politician
19th of July 1923 BIRTHDAY William A. Rusher, American newspaper columnist
19th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
19th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Pat Hingle, American actor (d. 2009)
19th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Arthur Rankin, Jr., American writer, producer and director
19th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Sue Thompson, American pop and country music singer
19th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Helen Gallagher, American actress
19th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Jan Lindblad, Swedish naturalist, writer and photographer (d. 1987)
19th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Francisco Sa Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
19th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Vasily Livanov, Russian and Soviet film actor
19th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY George Hamilton IV, American country singer
19th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
19th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)
19th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Richard Jordan, American actor (d. 1993)
19th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Dennis Cole, American actor (d. 2009)
19th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Vikki Carr, American singer
19th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Neelie Kroes, Dutch European Union executive
19th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Han Sai Por, Singaporean sculptor
19th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY George Dzundza, American actor
19th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Ilie Nastase, Romanian tennis player
19th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Alan Gorrie, Scottish musician (Average White Band)
19th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Hans-Jurgen Kreische, East German footballer
19th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Brian May, English guitarist (Queen)
19th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Beverly Archer, American actress
19th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Keith Godchaux, American keyboardist (Grateful Dead) (d. 1980)
19th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Ivar Kants, Australian actor
19th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian politician
19th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Freddy Moore, American songwriter
19th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Abel Ferrara, American filmmaker
19th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Reza Kianian, Iranian actor
19th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Jayson Stark, American sportswriter
19th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Allen Collins, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1990)
19th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Robert A. Ficano, American politician
19th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY John Griesheimer, American politician
19th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Sr?a Trifkovic, Serbian-born American journalist
19th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Roger Binny, Indian cricketer
19th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Nikki Sudden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
19th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Joe Mohen, American internet entrepreneur
19th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Yoshiaki Yatsu, Japanese professional wrestler
19th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Robert Gibson, American professional wrestler
19th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor
19th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Juan Jose Campanella, Argentinian filmmaker
19th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Atom Egoyan, Canadian filmmaker
19th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast
19th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Benoit Mariage, Belgian film director
19th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Campbell Scott, American actor
19th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director
19th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Lisa Lampanelli, American comedian
19th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Anthony Edwards, American actor
19th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Aya Kito, Japanese writer (d. 1988)
19th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Garth Nix, Australian fantasy writer
19th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Andre A. Jackson, French-born American diamond executive
19th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Masahiko Kondo, Japanese singer, actor and racing driver
19th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Stuart Scott, American sportscaster
19th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist
19th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Nancy Walls, American actress
19th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY David Segui, American baseball player
19th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Muriel Degauque, Belgian terrorist (d. 2005)
19th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Yael Abecassis, Israeli actress and model
19th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Stuart Howe, Canadian operatic tenor
19th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Robert Flynn, American vocalist and guitarist (Machine Head)
19th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Jim Norton, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
19th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer
19th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Bill Chen, American quantitative analyst
19th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Russell Allen, American vocalist (Symphony X)
19th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Urs Buhler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo)
19th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Michael Modest, American professional wrestler
19th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
19th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
19th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
19th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Laurits Munch-Petersen, Danish film director
19th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Said Taghmaoui, French actor
19th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Martin Powell, English violinist and keyboardist (Cradle of Filth, My Dying Bride)
19th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Scott Walker, Canadian ice hockey player
19th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Rey Bucanero, Mexican professional wrestler
19th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Malcolm O'Kelly, Irish rugby union footballer
19th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Preston Wilson, American baseball player
19th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
19th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Benedict Cumberbatch, British actor
19th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Vinessa Shaw, American actress
19th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey player
19th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Tony Mamaluke, American professional wrestler
19th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer
19th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Ed Smith, English cricketer
19th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
19th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Rick Ankiel, American baseball player
19th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Michelle Heaton, British pop singer
19th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Luke Young, English footballer
19th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
19th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
19th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Mark Webber, American actor
19th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
19th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY David Bernard, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
19th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Nene, Brazilian footballer
19th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Didz Hammond, English bass guitarist (Dirty Pretty Things, The Cooper Temple Clause)
19th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
19th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Jared Padalecki, American actor
19th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
19th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
19th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Christopher Bear, American drummer (Grizzly Bear)
19th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Helen Skelton, British TV presenter
19th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian animator
19th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Alessandra De Rossi, Filipino actress
19th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Ryan O'Byrne, Canadian hockey player
19th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Adam Morrison, American basketball player
19th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Andrea Libman, Canadian actress and voice actress
19th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Lewis Price, Welsh footballer
19th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Diana Mocanu, Romanian swimmer
19th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY LaMarcus Aldridge, American basketball player
19th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Marc Murphy, Australian rules footballer
19th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Shane Dawson, American YouTube comedian
19th of July 0514 DEATH Pope Symmachus
19th of July 0931 DEATH Uda of Japan (Born 867)
19th of July 1374 DEATH Petrarch, Italian poet (Born 1304)
19th of July 1415 DEATH Philippa of Lancaster (Born 1359)
19th of July 1543 DEATH Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn (Born c. 1499)
19th of July 1631 DEATH Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (Born 1550)
19th of July 1687 DEATH Laura Martinozzi, Duchess of Modena (Born 1637)
19th of July 1692 DEATH Sarah Good, American Salem witch trials figure (Born 1653)
19th of July 1692 DEATH Susannah Martin, American Salem witch trials figure (Born 1621)
19th of July 1742 DEATH William Somervile, English poet (Born 1675)
19th of July 1810 DEATH Queen Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz of Prussia (Born 1776)
19th of July 1814 DEATH Matthew Flinders, English explorer (Born 1774)
19th of July 1838 DEATH Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (Born 1785)
19th of July 1850 DEATH Margaret Fuller, American writer (Born 1810)
19th of July 1857 DEATH Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (Born 1796)
19th of July 1868 DEATH Soji Okita, Japanese samurai
19th of July 1896 DEATH Abraham H. Cannon, American religious figure (Born 1859)
19th of July 1913 DEATH Climaco Calderon, President of Colombia (Born 1852)
19th of July 1939 DEATH Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Born 1850)
19th of July 1943 DEATH Yekaterina Budanova, Soviet female pilot (Born 1916)
19th of July 1947 DEATH Aung San, Burmese nationalist (Born 1915)
19th of July 1947 DEATH Yuh Woon-Hyung, Korean politician (Born 1886)
19th of July 1947 DEATH U Razak, Burmese politician (Born 1898)
19th of July 1965 DEATH Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (Born 1875)
19th of July 1974 DEATH Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player (Born 1904)
19th of July 1974 DEATH Joe Flynn, American actor (Born 1924)
19th of July 1975 DEATH Lefty Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter (Born 1928)
19th of July 1980 DEATH Nihat Erim, Prime Minister of Turkey (Born 1912)
19th of July 1980 DEATH Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (Born 1904)
19th of July 1981 DEATH Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (Born 1919)
19th of July 1982 DEATH John Harvey, English stage and film actor (Born 1911)
19th of July 1984 DEATH Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (Born 1896)
19th of July 1985 DEATH Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer (Born 1938)
19th of July 1989 DEATH Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish politician (Born 1913)
19th of July 1990 DEATH Eddie Quillan, American actor (Born 1907)
19th of July 1992 DEATH Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (Born 1940)
19th of July 1998 DEATH Elmer Valo, Slovak-American baseball player (Born 1921)
19th of July 2002 DEATH Dave Carter, American folksinger (Born 1952)
19th of July 2002 DEATH Alan Lomax, American folksong collector (Born 1915)
19th of July 2003 DEATH Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (Born 1908)
19th of July 2003 DEATH Bill Bright, American evangelist (Born 1921)
19th of July 2004 DEATH Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (Born 1911)
19th of July 2004 DEATH Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (Born 1924)
19th of July 2005 DEATH John Tyndall, British politician (Born 1934)
19th of July 2005 DEATH Edward Bunker, American writer (Born 1933)
19th of July 2006 DEATH Jack Warden, American actor (Born 1920)
19th of July 2007 DEATH A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi lawyer, politician, and freelance journalist (Born 1945)
19th of July 2007 DEATH Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (Born 1944)
19th of July 2008 DEATH Dercy Goncalves, Brazilian comedienne (Born 1907)
19th of July 2008 DEATH Anastasia Blue, American porn actress (Born 1980)
19th of July 2009 DEATH Frank McCourt, Irish-American writer (Born 1930)
19th of July 2009 DEATH Henry Surtees, British racing driver (Born 1991)
19th of July 2010 DEATH Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (Born 1975)

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