About July 19

July 19, 2024 is the 201st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 194 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 19

  • 1333
    Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill – The English win a decisive victory over the Scots.
  • 1544
    Italian War of 1542: the first Siege of Boulogne begins.
  • 1553
    Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days of reign.
  • 1832
    The British Medical Association is founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary.
  • 1843
    Brunel’s steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and also becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Morgan’s Raid – At Buffington Island in Ohio, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s raid into the north is mostly thwarted when a large group of his men are captured while trying to escape across the Ohio River.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.
  • 1908
    Dutch football club Feyenoord was founded
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Fromelles – British and Australian troops attack German trenches in a prelude to the Battle of the Somme.
  • 1940
    World War II: Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Cape Spada – The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of the Atlantic – German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system.
  • 1947
    The Prime Minister of the shadow Burmese government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members are assassinated by Galon U Saw.
  • 1961
    Tunisia imposes a blockade on the French naval base at Bizerte; the French would capture the entire town four days later.
  • 1963
    Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.
  • 1979
    The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
  • 1983
    The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
  • 1985
    The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
  • 1989
    United Airlines flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 112 of the 296 passengers.
  • 1997
    The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army resumes a ceasefire to end their 25-year campaign to end British rule in Northern Ireland.

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