July 19th Events

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July 19th, 1989 (July 19 1989)EventUnited Airlines flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 112 of the 296 passengers.
July 19th, 1985 (July 19 1985)EventThe Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
July 19th, 1983 (July 19 1983)EventThe first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
July 19th, 1979 (July 19 1979)EventThe Sandinista rebels overthrow the U.S.-backed government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
July 19th, 1976 (July 19 1976)EventSagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
July 19th, 1964 (July 19 1964)EventVietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
July 19th, 1963 (July 19 1963)EventJoe 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.
July 19th, 1947 (July 19 1947)EventBurmese nationalist Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members were assassinated.
July 19th, 1942 (July 19 1942)EventWorld War II: Battle of the AtlanticGerman 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.Karl Donitz Quotes
July 19th, 1940 (July 19 1940)EventWorld War II: Twelve men were promoted Generalfeldmarschall by Adolf Hitler, see List of German Field Marshals.Adolf Hitler Quotes
July 19th, 1940 (July 19 1940)EventWorld War II: Battle of Cape SpadaThe Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
July 19th, 1940 (July 19 1940)EventWorld War II: Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.
July 19th, 1919 (July 19 1919)EventFollowing Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall.
July 19th, 1912 (July 19 1912)EventA 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.
July 19th, 1908 (July 19 1908)EventDutch footballclub Feyenoord Rotterdam is founded.
July 19th, 1879 (July 19 1879)EventDoc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.
July 19th, 1870 (July 19 1870)EventFranco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.
July 19th, 1863 (July 19 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Morgan s RaidAt 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.
July 19th, 1848 (July 19 1848)EventWomen s rights: The two day Women s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York and the "Bloomers" are introduced at the feminist convention.
July 19th, 1843 (July 19 1843)EventBrunel 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.
July 19th, 1799 (July 19 1799)EventA group of Napoleon Bonaparte s soldiers discover what is now know as The Rosetta Stone, enabling the translation of hieroglyphics for the first time.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
July 19th, 1760 (July 19 1760)EventThe formal request to found the later city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico is filed by its founders.
July 19th, 1692 (July 19 1692)EventSalem Witch Trials: Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.
July 19th, 1588 (July 19 1588)EventAnglo-Spanish War: Battle of GravelinesThe Spanish Armada sighted in the English Channel.
July 19th, 1553 (July 19 1553)EventLady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after having that title for just nine days.Jane Ace Quotes
July 19th, 1545 (July 19 1545)EventThe Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth.
July 19th, 1544 (July 19 1544)EventItalian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.
July 19th, 1333 (July 19 1333)EventWars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon HillThe final battle of the war.
July 19th, 0711 (July 19 0711)EventMuslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic.

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