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What Happened On This Day In History?


Thursday, July 19th 2018

Today is the 200th day of 2018.  There are 165 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1553
Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days. Mary, the daughter of King Henry VIII, was proclaimed Queen.
1848
A pioneer women's rights convention called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott convened in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
1870
The Franco-Prussian war began.
1941
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign in Europe.
1943
Allied air forces raided Rome during World War II.
1969
Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin ''Buzz'' Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon.
1975
The Apollo and Soyuz space capsules that were linked in orbit for two days separated.
1979
The Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell to Sandinista guerrillas, two days after President Anastasio Somoza fled the country.
1980
The Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.
1984
U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York won the Democratic nomination for vice president at the party's convention in San Francisco.
1985
Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. (McAuliffe and six other crew members died the following year when the Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff.)
1986
Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, married Edwin A. Schlossberg in Centerville, Mass.
1989
A United Air Lines DC-10 crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112 people; 184 survived.
1990
Baseball's all-time hits leader Pete Rose was sentenced in Cincinnati to five months in prison for tax evasion.
1993
President Clinton announced a compromise allowing homosexuals to serve in the military, but only if they refrained from homosexual activity.
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