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July 19th is the 200th day of the year (201st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about July 19th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 19th
1789 John Martin (painter, engraver, illustrator)
1814 Samuel Colt (firearms manufacturer)
1834 Edgar Degas (artist)
1860 Lizzie Borden (accused but acquitted of two axe murders)
1894 Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin (Prime Minister of Pakistan 1951-1953)
1922 George McGovern (US politician)
1924 Pat Hingle (actor)
1938 Jayant Narlikar (astrophysicist)
1945 George Dzundza (actor)
1946 Ilie Nastase (tennis player)
1946 Stephen Coonts (author)
1947 Brian May (guitarist - Queen)
1949 Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish politician)
1952 Allen Collins (guitarist - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1963 Gary Nix (author)
1971 Michael Modest (wrestler)
1976 Benedict Cumberbatch (actor)
1977 Erin Cummings (actress)
1979 Luke Young (soccer player)
July 19th in History
64 A great fire burns down much of Rome, while the Emperor Nero, according to legend, fiddles.
1333 English winner a decisive victory over the Scots at the Battle of Halidon Hill.
1545 The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks near Portsmouth, England.
1553 Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I as Queen of England after only nine days as queen.
1832 British Medical Association (originally called the "Provincial Medical and Surgical Association") founded.
1843 SS Great Britain launched. It is the largest vessel in the world at the time. It is also the first ocean-going vessel with an iron hull or a screw-propeller (the SS Great Britain has both).
1870 Start of the Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.
1900 First line of Paris Métro opens.
1903 First Tour de France cycling race won by Maurice Garin.
1979 Sandinista rebels enter Managua, winning the civil war in Nicaragua.
July 19th is also
Liberation Day (Nicaragua)
Martyr's Day (Myanmar)
People born on July 19th are Cancer
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