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Notable Historical Events for July 19th

1867US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1959Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance

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

1991Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)

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

1879Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 19th

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)

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

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

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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

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

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

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

July 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 19th

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

1824Agustín de Iturbide [crowned Agustin I], Mexican army general, politician and the 1st emperor of Mexico is executed by firing squad at 40

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