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July 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 19

July 19th is National Stick Out Your Tongue Day and Daiquiri Day.

Today marks the 200th day of the year. We now have only 165 days left until the end of the year.

If you were born on this day, your star sign is Cancer.

Prepare to be surprised by one or two of the historical events that happened on July 19th in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1941, Tom and Jerry made their first named appearance in “The Midnight Snack”? They were previously called Jasper and Jinx.

Keep reading for more facts about July 19th in history!

What Happened On July 19 In History?

2019

Due to climate change, a deadly heatwave landed on North-East America.

Temperatures reached above 100°F (38°C) in cities on the east coast of the United States, such as New York City and Washington D.C.
2013

Selena Gomez debut studio album “Stars Dance” was released.

2011

Marvels superhero movie “Captain America: The First Avenger” hit the theaters.

1969

NASA’s Apollo 11 orbited the moon.

The crew spent a day in the moon's orbit while preparing for a moon landing on the following day.
1941

“The Midnight Snack” cartoon was released making it Tom and Jerry’s very first appearance.

1940

Adolf Hitler offered peace to Great Britain if they would surrender and allow Germany to dominate the country.

1848

The Seneca Falls Convention became the first-ever US women’s rights convention.

The two-day event was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott and took place in Seneca Falls, New York.
1843

Brunel’s SS Great Britain ship was launched after taking four years to build.

OTD in 1843: Brunel's SS Great Britain ship was launched after taking four years to build.
The steamship became the world's largest ship of its time.
1799

In Rosetta, Egypt, French troops discovered a black stone carved with two ancient Egyptian texts and one Ancient Egypt text.

OTD in 1799: In Rosetta
Now known as the Rosetta Stone, it became the key to deciphering hieroglyphics and helped researchers crack countless codes.
1692

Five women were hanged for witchcraft as part of the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts, US.

64

The Great Fire of Rome started when the merchant shops around the Circus Maximus caught fire.

Circus Maximus was the first and largest chariot racing and entertainment venue of the Roman Empire. The fire continued for nine days, destroying two-thirds of Rome.