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Notable Historical Events for July 19th

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

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

18481st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott

1927Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit

1981Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension

1973Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

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

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

1674Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer

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Notable Birthdays on July 19th

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

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on July 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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