On This Day: July 19th
This is 201st day of the year and 165 days remain in the year.
The Franco-Prussian war began.
Winston Churchill was the first to use the two-finger "V is for Victory" sign.
Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated for the vice-presidency by a major political party.
President Clinton announced the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays in the military.
July 19 BirthdaysEdgar DegasPronunciation: [Eler´ zhermaN´ edgär´ dugä´]
1834–1917, French painter and sculptor, born in Paris; son of a banker.
Muhammad ibn al-Bukharischolar
Mary Ann Bickerdykenurse