July 19

1848

The first women's rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, New York.

1870

The Franco-Prussian war began.

1941

Winston Churchill was the first to use the two-finger "V is for Victory" sign.

1966

Fifty year-old singer Frank Sinatra married 21-year-old actress Mia Farrow.

1984

Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated for the vice-presidency by a major political party.

1993

President Clinton announced the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays in the military.

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