July 19: Day of the Week
July 19, 2021 is the 200th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 711Umayyad conquest of Hispania: Battle of Guadalete – Umayyad forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by King Roderic.
- 1545The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth; in 1982 the wreck is salvaged in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology.
- 1832The British Medical Association is founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary.
- 1863American Civil War: Morgan’s Raid – At Buffington Island in Ohio, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s raid into the north is mostly thwarted when a large group of his men are captured while trying to escape across the Ohio River.
- 1940World War II: Battle of Cape Spada – The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
- 1942World 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.
- 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.
- 1976Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
- 1979The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
- 1983The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
Who were born on July 19?
- 1688Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
- 1886Michael Fekete, Hungarian-born Israeli mathematician (d. 1957)
- 1917William Scranton, American politician
- 1932Buster Benton, blues singer & guitarist
- 1937George Hamilton IV, American country singer
- 1941Neelie Kroes, Dutch European Union executive
- 1970Bill Chen, American quantitative analyst
- 1971Michael Modest, American professional wrestler
- 1979Luke Young, English footballer
- 1987Marc Murphy, Australian rules footballer
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