On This Day..... July 19

JULY 19TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SAMUEL COLT (1814-1862)
  • LIZZIE BORDEN (1860-1927)
  • CHARLES HORACE MAYO (1865-1915)
  • GEORGE MCGOVERN (1922-2012)
  • BRIAN MAY (1947, 71)
  • CAMPBELL SCOTT (1961, 57)
  • ANTHONY EDWARDS (1962, 56)
  • STUART SCOTT (1965-2015)
  • BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (1976, 42)
  • JARED PADALECKI (1982, 36)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 64, THE CIRCUS MAXIMUS CATCHES FIRE DURING THE GREAT FIRE OF ROME
  • IN 1553, LADY JANE GREY, ONLY 15 YEARS OLD, IS DEPOSED AS QUEEN OF ENGLAND AFTER ONLY 9 DAYS
  • IN 1595, JOHANNES KEPLER DEVELOPS HIS THEORY OF THE GEOMETRICAL BASIS OF THE UNIVERSE
  • IN 1692, FIVE WOMEN ARE HANGED FOR WITCHCRAFT IN SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
  • IN 1845, A FIRE IN NEW YORK CITY DESTROYS 1,000 HOMES
  • IN 1848, ELIZABETH CADY STANTON HOLDS THE FIRST U.S. WOMEN’S RIGHTS CONVENTION IN SENECA FALLS, NY
  • IN 1866, TENNESSEE BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO RATIFY THE 14TH AMENDMENT
  • IN 1867, CONGRESS OVERRIDES A VETO BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO PASS THE 3RD RECONSTRUCTION ACT
  • IN 1870, FRANCE DECLARES WAR ON PRUSSIA IN THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR
  • IN 1879, AFTER A MAN SHOOTS UP HIS NEW MEXICO SALOON, DOC HOLLIDAY KILLS HIM, THE FIRST TIME HE KILLS A MAN
  • IN 1880, THE SAN FRANCISCO LIBRARY BEGINS SERVICE
  • IN 1899, THE NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS FORMS
  • IN 1900, THE FIRST LEG OF THE PARIS METROPOLITAN UNDERGROUND SUBWAY OPENS
  • IN 1903, MAURICE GARIN WINS THE FIRST TOUR DE FRANCE BICYCLE RACE
  • IN 1913, “MALINDA’S WEDDING DAY” IS #1 ON THE FIRST EVER “BILLBOARD LAST WEEK’S BEST SELLERS AMONG POPULAR SONGS”
  • IN 1918, AFTER EDDIE AINSMITH APPLIES FOR DEFERMENT FROM THE DRAFT, THE SEC. OF WAR PROCLAIMS BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM THE DRAFT
  • IN 1918, GERMAN ARMIES RETREAT ACROSS THE MARNE RIVER IN WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1919, A “PEACE DAY” CELEBRATION MEANT TO MARK THE END OF WORLD WAR I ENDS WITH RETURNING SOLDIERS BURNING DOWN LUTON TOWN HALL
  • IN 1940, ADOLF HITLER ORDERS GREAT BRITAIN TO SURRENDER IN WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1941, THE TUSKEGEE ARMY FLYING SCHOOL FOR BLACK CADETS OPENS IN ALABAMA
  • IN 1941, WINSTON CHURCHILL LAUNCHES THE “V FOR VICTORY” CAMPAIGN
  • IN 1941, PRES. ROOSEVELT APPOINTS THE FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE COMMITTEE
  • IN 1941, HANNA BARBERA DEBUTS “THE MIDNIGHT SNACK” WHICH FEATURES THE FIRST APPEARANCE BY TOM AND JERRY
  • IN 1943, AN ALLIED AIR FORCE OF 500 PLANES ATTACKS ROME IN WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1944, OVER 1,700 U.S. AIR FORCE PLANES ATTACK VARIOUS TARGETS IN GERMANY
  • IN 1944, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION OPENS IN CHICAGO, EVENTUALLY RE-NOMINATING FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1952, THE 15TH OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN IN HELSINKI, FINLAND
  • IN 1954, ELVIS PRESLEY RELEASES HIS FIRST SINGLE, A COVER OF ARHTUR CRUDUP’S “THAT’S ALL RIGHT MAMA” LOCALLY IN MEMPHIS
  • IN 1957, THE FIRST NUCLEAR TEST INCLUDING A ROCKET WITH A NUCLEAR WAR HEAD IS FIRED IN THE YUCCA FLAT IN NEVADA
  • IN 1957, BLACK SINGER FRANKIE LYMON BEGINS DANCING WITH A WHITE GIRL WHILE PERFORMING ON THE SHOW “BIG BEAT”. THE SHOW WOULD BE CANCELLED OVER THE ENSUING SCANDAL
  • IN 1961, TWA IS THE FIRST AIRLINE TO SHOW AN IN-FLIGHT MOVIE
  • IN 1966, 50 YEAR OLD FRANK SINATRA MARRIES 21 YEAR OLD MIA FARROW
  • IN 1969, MARY JO KOPECHNE IS DECLARED DEAD AFTER DROWNING
  • IN 1971, THE WHO’S ROGER DALTRY MARRIES MODEL HEATHER TAYLOR
  • IN 1972, MICK JAGGER AND KEITH RICHARDS ARE ARRESTED IN WARICK, RHODE ISLAND FOR FIGHTING WITH A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHER
  • IN 1975, THE BAY CITY ROLLERS HIT #1 WITH “GIVE A LITTLE LOVE”
  • IN 1979, TWO OIL TANKERS COLLIDE OFF THE COAST OFF TOBAGO DUMPING 260,000 TONS OF OIL INTO THE CARRIBBEAN SEA
  • IN 1979, THE SANDINISTEAS TAKE OVER AND DECLARE NICARAGUA LIBERATION DAY
  • IN 1980, THE 22ND OLYMPICS OPEN IN MOSCOW WITH THE U.S. BOYCOTTING
  • IN 1980, QUEEN HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “THE GAME” FEATURING “ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST”
  • IN 1984, GERALDINE FERRARO WINS THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR VICE PRESIDENT, MAKING HER THE FIRST WOMAN ON A MAJOR PARTY PRESIDENTIAL TICKET
  • IN 1985, NASA CHOOSES CHRISTA MCAULIFFE TO BE THE FIRST TEACHER IN SPACE
  • IN 1986, CAROLINE KENNEDY MARRIES EDWIN SCHLOSSBERG IN CENTERVILLE, MA
  • IN 1986, GENESIS HITS #1 WITH “INVISIBLE TOUCH” WHILE THEIR FORMER LEAD SINGER PETER GABRIEL WAS #2 WITH “SLEDGEHAMMER”
  • IN 1989, A UNITED AIRLINES DC-10 CRASHES BETWEEN DENVER & CHICAGO KILLING 111
  • IN 1990, PETE ROSE IS SENTENCED TO FIVE MONTHS IN JAIL FOR TAX EVASION
  • IN 1990, THE RICHARD NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY OPENS IN YORBA LINDA, CA
  • IN 1991, MIKE TYSON RAPES MISS BLACK AMERICA CONTESTANT DESIREE WASHINGTON WHILE VISITING THE PAGEANT
  • IN 1993, PRESIDENT CLINTON FIRES HIS FBI DIRECTOR WILLIAM SESSIONS
  • IN 1994, A GAME BETWEEN THE SEATTLE MARINERS AND BALTIMORE ORIOLES IS CANCELLED WHEN CEILING PANELS FROM THE SEATTLE KINGDOME BEGIN FALLING DURING ON FIELD WARM UPS
  • IN 1996, THE 26TH OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN IN ATLANTA
  • IN 1996, THE SPICE GIRLS MAKE THEIR TV DEBUT PLAYING “WANNABE” ON THE UK SHOW “TOP OF THE POPS”
  • IN 2003, LEAH REMINI MARRIES SALSA MUSICIAN ANGELO PAGAN
  • IN 2005, JAMES BLUNT HITS #1 WITH “YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL”
  • IN 2007, AMC PREMIERES “MAD MEN” STARRING JON HAMM
  • IN 2011, MARVEL OPENS “CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER”
  • IN 2014, JAMES GARNER DIES OF HEART INFECTION AT 86
  • IN 2014, ED SHEERAN DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “X”
  • IN 2014, MAROON 5 SINGER ADAM LEVINE MARRIES MODEL BEHATI PRINSLOO
  • IN 2015, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RELEASES FIGURES STATING THAT THE EBOLA VIRUS HAS KILLED 11,284 PEOPLE ACROSS AFRICA
  • IN 2016, GARRY MARSHALL DIES AT 81
  • IN 2017, SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN IS DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER
  • IN 2017, JUSTIN BIEBER AND LUIS FONSI BREAK THE ALL TIME STREAMING RECORD WITH 4.6 BILLION STREAMS
  • IN 2017, DNA EVIDENCE REVEALS THAT 16 YEAR OLD JAMES BYRON HAAKENSON WAS A VICTIM OF SERIAL KILLER JOHN WAYNE GACY, 41 YEARS AFTER HE DISAPPEARED

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