Calendar for July 19th, 2013

1553: Lady Jane Grey was replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after having the title for only nine days

Born 1814: Samuel Colt (inventor)

Born 1834: Edgar Degas (painter)

1848: "Bloomers" (long, loose, trousers) were introduced to delegates of the first Women's Right's Convention in Seneca Falls, New York

Died 1850: Margaret Fuller (writer)

Born 1860: Lizzie Borden (accused murderess)

Born 1896: A.J. Cronin (writer)

1905: Morris Nourse earned a Carnegie Medal by saving a drowning boy in Des Moines, Iowa

Died 1939: Rose Alnora Hartwick Thorpe (poet)

1939: Fiberglass sutures were first used, by Dr. Roy Scholz in St. Louis, Missouri

Born 1941: Vikki Carr (singer)

Born 1946: Ilie Nastase (tennis player)

Born 1962: Anthony Edwards (actor)

1967: N.Y.C. subway’s first air-conditioned cars began service

Born 1973: Scott Walker (hockey player)

Born 1982: Jared Padalecki (actor)

1985: New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe was selected to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the Space Shuttle

Died 1996: Elwyn Meader (developed 'Reliance' peach)

2004: Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin ate his 20,000th Big Mac sandwich at a local McDonald's restaurant. He already had made the Guinness World Records book for eating a record number of Big Macs before he hit number 19,000 in March 2003

Died 2005: James Aparo (illustrator; drew Batman and other DC Comics heroes)

Died 2006: Jack Warden (actor)

Died 2009: Frank McCourt (Pulitzer Prize-winning author)