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What are the important events that happened on July 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 19: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 19 is the 200th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 6, 2019 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 434,304 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac 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 190 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,401 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 19 Historical Events

  • 1553
    Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days of reign.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 19?

  • 1924
    Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
  • 1951
    Abel Ferrara, American filmmaker
  • 1968
    Jim Norton, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
  • 1972
    Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer

Who died on July 19?

  • 1810
    Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Prussia (b. 1776)
  • 1868
    Soji Okita, Japanese samurai
  • 1896
    Abraham H. Cannon, American religious figure (b. 1859)
  • 1981
    Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1944)

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