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On This Day: July 19th

This is 200th day of the year and 165 days remain in the year.

in history
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 gay service members 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
Samuel Coltinventor



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