Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 19

  • July 19, 64
    The Great Fire begins in Rome and destroys ten of the fourteen districts of city during next six days, which lets Roman Emperor Nero to blame Christians and begins persecutions of them
  • July 19, 1553
    15-year-old Lady Jane Grey, daughter of John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, is deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days; Mary, the daughter of King Henry VIII, is s proclaimed Queen
  • July 19, 1610
    Polish King Wladyslaw IV Vasa is crowned Tsar of Russia
  • July 19, 1821
    The coronation of George IV of England is held
  • July 19, 1834
    Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, is born
  • July 19, 1870
    Emperor Napoleon III of France declares war on Germany under Otto von Bismarck beginning Franco-Prussian War, which results in the unifications of Germany and Italy and the emergence of a New Imperialism
  • July 19, 1943
    Allied air forces raid Rome, Italy
  • July 19, 1970
    Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • July 19, 1975
    Apollo, an Apollo spacecraft, and Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19, linked in orbit for two days, separate
  • July 19, 1993
    President Bill Clinton announces "don't ask, don't tell" policy concerning gays serving in the U.S. military
  • July 19, 2009
    Amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley discovers impact on Jupiter that causes a black spot in the planet's atmosphere

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