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Calendar for July 19th, 2014

1550s

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

  • 1810s

  • Born 1814: Samuel Colt (inventor)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1834: Edgar Degas (painter)

  • 1840s

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

  • 1850s

  • Died 1850: Margaret Fuller (writer)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1860: Lizzie Borden (accused murderess)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1896: A.J. Cronin (writer)

  • 1900s

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

  • 1930s

  • Died 1939: Rose Alnora Hartwick Thorpe (poet)

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

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Vikki Carr (singer)

  • Born 1946: Ilie Nastase (tennis player)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1962: Anthony Edwards (actor)

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

  • 1970s

  • Born 1973: Scott Walker (hockey player)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1982: Jared Padalecki (actor)

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

  • 1990s

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

  • 2000s

  • 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)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2014: James Garner (actor)


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