19 July

July 19 is the 200th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 165 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 19th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 19th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Daiquiri Day
  • National Hot Dog Day
  • Stick Out Your Tongue Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – July 19

1903: The first Tour de France comes to an end

Maurice Garin became the first person to win the debut of the now annual bike race.

1900: Paris Metro opens

One of the densest metros in the world and the second largest metro in Europe, the first line of the Paris Metro opened during the World’s Fair.

1870: Franco-Prussian War starts

The war involving France, under Napoleon and the Kingdom of Prussia began with French declaration of war. The war lasted for 9 months and ended with a German victory.

1848: Seneca Falls Convention begins

One of the first women’s rights convention to be held in American history, the two-day convention attracted 300 women and men who protested the social, economic, and political discrimination American women faced.

1553: Mary I replaces Lady Jane Grey as Queen of England

Also known as Bloody Mary due to her brutal persecution of Protestants, Mary I was the only child of Catherine of Aragon and Henry III.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, July 19

1922: George McGovern, American politician, historian, author

1921: Harold Camping, American broadcaster, author

1834: Edgar Degas, French painter

1827: Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter

1814: Samuel Colt, American inventor, industrialist, founded the Colt’s Manufacturing Company

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, July 19

2012: Omar Suleiman, Egyptian politician, Vice President of Egypt

2002: Alan Lomax, American historian, author, scholar

1980: Hans Morgenthau, German philosopher

1543: Mary Boleyn, English sister of Anne Boleyn

1374: Petrarch, Italian scholar, poet

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