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Notable Historical Events for July 19th

1927Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit

200917th ESPY Awards: Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin win

1941British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign

1990Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

1991Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

1869Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion

1545King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die

1989Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

1595Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe

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Notable Birthdays on July 19th

1929Sofia Muratova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-6 gold/3 silv/4 bronze-1952-60), (d. 2006)

1860Lizzie Borden, Fall River Massachusetts, acquitted of murder (gave her mother forty whacks)

1814Samuel Colt, Hartford Connecticut, US inventor/industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), (d. 1862)

1946Ilie Nastase, Bucharest Romania, tennis player (US Open 1972)

July 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 19th

2003"Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (27) weds "Course of Nature" lead singer-guitarist Mark Wilkersonin (26) in Florence, Italy

1928Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

196650 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas

1958NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish

1985NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

1770Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (37) weds land and estate owner Mary Norris (30) in a civil ceremony

July 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 19th

1977Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), dies at 78

1965Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

July 19th Deaths
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