About July 19

July 19, 2021 is the 200th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 197 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 19

  • 711
    Umayyad conquest of Hispania: Battle of Guadalete – Umayyad forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by King Roderic.
  • 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.
  • 1545
    The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth; in 1982 the wreck is salvaged in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology.
  • 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.
  • 1848
    Women’s rights: a two-day Women’s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York; there the “Bloomers” are introduced.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    The first line of the Paris Métro opens for operation.
  • 1919
    Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen riot and burn down Luton Town Hall.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: at a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
  • 1976
    Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
  • 1979
    The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
  • 1981
    In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French Prime Minister François Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing that the Soviets had been stealing American technological research and development.
  • 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.

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