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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Space Shuttle Atlantis undocks from the International Space Station for the final time in the history of the space shuttle program. //www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html (NASA)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 14,000 points for the first time in history, partly as a result of a good earnings report from IBM. //www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/07/20/1983291.htm (AFP via ABC News Australia)

Friday, July 19, 2002

Hail kills 25 and injures hundreds in the Chinese province of Henan.

Thursday, July 19, 2001

UK politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer, sentenced to four years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice.
UK politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to 4 years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice.

Tuesday, July 19, 1994

Four 26-pound ceiling tiles fall from the roof of the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington, just hours before a scheduled Seattle Mariners game.

Monday, July 19, 1982

William Whitelaw, Home Secretary, announces that Michael Trestrail (the Queen's bodyguard) has resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service over a relationship with a male prostitute.

Sunday, July 19, 1981

The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.

Saturday, July 19, 1980

Former Turkish Prime MinisterNihat Erim is killed by 2 gunmen in Istanbul, Turkey.

Tuesday, July 19, 1977

July 20 ndash Flooding in Johnstown, PA, caused by massive rainfall, kills over 75 people and causes billions in damage.

Monday, July 19, 1976

Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.

Monday, July 19, 1971

July 23 ndash Major Hashem al-Atta ousts Jaafar Muhammad al-Nimeiri in a military coup in Sudan. Fighting continues until on July 22, when pro-Nimeiri troops win. Al-Atta and 3 officers are executed.
The South Tower of the World Trade Center is topped out at , making it the second tallest building in the world.

Wednesday, July 19, 1967

A race riot breaks out in the North Side of Minneapolis on Plymouth Street during the Minneapolis Aquatennial Parade and business are vandalized and fires break out in the area, although the disturbance is quelled within hours. However, the next day a shooting sets off another incident in the same area that leads to 18 fires, 36 arrests, 3 shootings, 2 dozen people injured, and damages totaling 4.2 million. There will be two more such incidents in the following two weeks.

Tuesday, July 19, 1966

A Chinese delegate in the Netherlands, Liu en-Tsiu, is declared persona non grata because of the death of a Chinese engineer in unclear circumstances there are claims that he was kidnapped and taken to the delegate's office.

Sunday, July 19, 1964

The National Movement of the Revolution is instituted as the sole legal political party in the Republic of Congo.
Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack a provincial capital, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of which are children).
Vietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.

Friday, July 19, 1963

NASA launches Syncom 2, the world's first geostationary (synchronous) satellite.
American test pilot Joe Walker, flying the X-15, reaches an altutude of 65.8 miles (105.9 kilometers), making it a sub-orbital spaceflight by recognized international standards.
An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,800 dead.

Thursday, July 19, 1962

The First Annual Swiss Wielder Hoop and Stick Tournament is held.

Saturday, July 19, 1958

The Beatles, then The Quarrymen, pay 17 shillings and 6 pence to have their first recording session where they record "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly and "In Spite Of All The Danger" by Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Saturday, July 19, 1952

26 – Washington D.C. is buzzed by several alleged UFOs tracked on multiple radars. Jets scramble on several occasions and the objects take evasive action, only to return after the jets leave the area.ref name=DC_UFO_Flap

Tuesday, July 19, 1949

The Kingdom of Laos is officially formed but is not independent from the French Army.

Monday, July 19, 1943

WWII: Rome is bombed by the Allies for the first time in the war.

Sunday, July 19, 1942

WWII: 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 an effective American convoy system.

Thursday, July 19, 1923

20 ndash Pancho Villa is assassinated at Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua.

Monday, July 19, 1920

August 7 ndash The Second Congress of the Communist International takes place in Saint Petersburg and Moscow. The notorious Twenty-one Conditions are adopted.

Saturday, July 19, 1919

The Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was established at the decree of the chancellory for foreign affairs.//today.az/news/politics/53534.html Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry official: result of overcoming obstacles by first Azerbaijani diplomats was international recognition in Versailles Today.az

Thursday, July 19, 1900

The first line of the Paris Métro is opened.

Wednesday, July 19, 1899

The Newsboys Strike takes place when the Newsies of New York go on strike (strike lasts until August 2).

Tuesday, July 19, 1887

Dorr Eugene Felt receives the first U.S. patent for his comptometer.//www.google.com/patents/about?id=-FxEAAAAEBAJ U.S. Patent No. 366,945, filed July 6, 1886 second patent granted October 11, 1887: //www.google.com/patents/about?id=TptMAAAAEBAJ U.S. Patent No. 371,496, filed March 12, 1887.

Saturday, July 19, 1879

Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up Holliday's New Mexico saloon.

Thursday, July 19, 1877

Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878: The first battle in the Siege of Plevna is fought.

Tuesday, July 19, 1870

Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.

Wednesday, July 19, 1848

Women\\\\'s rights ndash Seneca Falls Convention: The 2-day Women\\'s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York and the Bloomers are introduced at the feminist convention.

Wednesday, July 19, 1843

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's

Thursday, July 19, 1821

Saturday, July 19, 1760

A formal request is made to the Spanish government as to allow the founding of the later city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Sunday, July 19, 1744

Wednesday, July 19, 1702

Battle of Flint River: failed attack by Spanish and ApalacheeIndian forces against CreekIndians supported by English traders in what is now the state of Georgia.
July 8 O.S. July 9 Swedish calendar) ndash Battle of Klissow: Charles II of Sweden decisively defeats the Polish–Lithuanian-Saxon army.
September ndash Churchill forces the surrender of Venlo on the Meuse River.
Sir George Rooke fails to take Cadiz, but captures a Spanish treasure fleet and destroys French and Spanish warships. Churchill forces the surrender of Liège.

Sunday, July 19, 1682

Iyasus succeeds his father Yohannes I as Emperor of Ethiopia.

Wednesday, July 9, 1572 (Julianian calendar)

Wanli Emperor of China ascends the throne at the age of nine he will rule for 48 years.

Sunday, July 9, 1553 (Julianian calendar)

Queen Mary I of England begins her reign.

Wednesday, July 9, 1544 (Julianian calendar)

Sunday, July 11, 1333 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, July 15, 711 (Julianian calendar)

Childebert III died and is succeeded by Dagobert III as king of Austrasia.
Reconstruction of the Hōryū-ji Temple in Japan ends.
Philippicus incites a revolt against Justinian II, and upon the latter's death declares himself Byzantine Emperor.
Battle of Guadalete: Umayyad Moors' victory over the Visigothic army. Visigothic king Roderic (Rodrigo in Spanish and Portuguese) dies in the battle.
After pirates plunder an Arab ship near the mouth of the Indus River, Arabs led by Muhammad bin Qasim invade India with 6,000 horses, establishing a sultanate in Sindh.

Thursday, July 17, 514 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Symmachus dies at Rome after a 16-year reign and is succeeded by Hormisdas as the 52nd pope.

Wednesday, July 18, 484 (Julianian calendar)

King Gundobad proclaims the "Lex Burgundionum". A law code of the Burgundians, concerning marriage and inheritance as well as regulating weregild and other penalties (approximate date).
Leontius, Roman usurper, is crowned emperor at Tarsus (modern Turkey). Empress dowager Verina sends a letter to the governors of the Diocese of the East and the Diocese of Egypt for support. He is recognized in Antioch and makes it his capital.
Zeno signs a peace treaty with Theodoric the Great. He appoints him to "magister militum" and becomes a consul. The eastern empire is safed by diplomatic negotiations and the imperial army is strengthened behind the walls of Constantinople.
Leontius raises a rebellion against emperor Zeno, who faces a revolt also from the Ostrogoth king Theodoric the Great. He sends an army to Syria, but is defeated by the Byzantine general Illus.

Saturday, July 21, 64 (Julianian calendar)

Nero proposes a new urban planning program based the creation of buildings decorated with ornate porticos, the widening of the streets and the use of open spaces. This plan will not be applied until after his death in 68.
The year the First Epistle of Peter is traditionally believed to be written.
The Kushan sack the town of Taxila (in present-day Pakistan).
Great fire of Rome: A fire begins in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control, while emperor Nero allegedly plays his lyre and sings as he watches the blaze from a safe distance. There is no hard evidence to support this claim: fires were very common in Rome at the time. The fire destroys close to one-half of the city and it is officially blamed on the Christians, a small but growing religious movement. Nero is accused of being the arsonist by popular rumour.
Phoenicia becomes part of Syria.
In Rome, persecution of early Christians begins under Roman Emperor Nero. Saint Peter is among those executed.
Lyon sends a large sum of money to Rome to aid in the reconstruction. However, during the winter of 64–65, Lyon suffers a catastrophic fire itself, and Nero reciprocates by sending money to Lyon.
Seneca proclaims the equality of all men, including slaves.
Source: Wikipedia