July 19: Day of the Week
July 19, 2019 is the 200th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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July 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1544Italian War of 1542: the first Siege of Boulogne begins.
- 1553Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days of reign.
- 1702Great Northern War: A numerically superior Polish-Saxon army of Augustus II the Strong, operating from an advantageous defensive position, is defeated by a Swedish army half its size under the command of King Charles XII in the Battle of Klissow.
- 1848Women’s rights: a two-day Women’s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York; there the “Bloomers” are introduced.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.
- 1916World War I: Battle of Fromelles – British and Australian troops attack German trenches in a prelude to the Battle of the Somme.
- 1947The 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.
- 1963Joe 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.
- 1979The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
- 1981In 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.
Who were born on July 19?
- 1800Juan José Flores, Venezuelan military commander and Ecuadorian politician (d. 1864)
- 1938Richard Jordan, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1940Dennis Cole, American actor (d. 2009)
- 1944Tim McIntire, American actor (d. 1986)
- 1946Alan Gorrie, Scottish musician (Average White Band)
- 1961Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast
- 1968Robert Flynn, American vocalist and guitarist (Machine Head)
- 1971Urs Bühler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo)
- 1986Leandro Greco, Italian footballer
- 1988Shane Dawson, American YouTube comedian
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