July 19: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On July 19, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. In the Gregorian calendar, July 19th is the 200th day of the year. The first US women’s rights convention takes place at Seneca Falls, New York, on this day, while Winston Churchill launches his “V for Victory” campaign in the United Kingdom.

The 19th of July falls under the sign of Cancer. Samuel Colt and Lizzie Borden both had famous birthdays. It’s National Daiquiri Day today.


(July 19, 1848)
The Seneca Falls Convention, which attempted to win certain rights and benefits for women, including the ability to vote, opened on this day in 1848, kicking off the women's suffrage movement in the United States.


(July 19, 1903)
The inaugural Tour de France is won by Maurice Garin.

(July 19, 1957)
The novel The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold by Evelyn Waugh, which is primarily autobiographical, was released.

(July 19, 1963)
During X-15 Flight 90, Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet). By exceeding 100 kilometres in altitude, this aircraft qualifies as a human space flight according to international convention.

(July 19, 2014)
James Garner, an American actor best known for his appearances in the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died at the age of 86.

(Died on July 19, 2019)
Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, director, and producer (b. 1944).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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