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Notable Historical Events for July 19th

1987116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane

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

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension

1993Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

1990Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

1986Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1993President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

1981Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

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

1927Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit

July 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 19th

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

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

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

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

July 19th Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on July 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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