On This Day: July 19th

This is 201st day of the year and 165 days remain in the year.

in history
The first women's rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, New York.
The Franco-Prussian war began.
Winston Churchill was the first to use the two-finger "V is for Victory" sign.
Fifty year-old singer Frank Sinatra married 21-year-old actress Mia Farrow.
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 Birthdays
Edgar 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
Samuel Coltinventor

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