Daily Calendar for Monday, July 19, 2021 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Monday, July 19, 2021


  • Samuel Colt (inventor) –
  • Edgar Degas (painter) –
  • Lizzie Borden (accused murderess) –
  • Charles Horace Mayo (surgeon) –
  • A.J. Cronin (writer) –
  • Vikki Carr (singer) –
  • Ilie Nastase (tennis player) –
  • Anthony Edwards (actor) –
  • Scott Walker (hockey player) –
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (actor ) –
  • Jared Padalecki (actor) –


  • Margaret Fuller (writer) –
  • Rose Alnora Hartwick Thorpe (poet) –
  • Elwyn Marshall Meader (plant breeder) –
  • James Aparo (illustrator; drew Batman and other DC Comics heroes) –
  • Jack Warden (actor) –
  • Frank McCourt (Pulitzer Prize-winning author) –
  • James Garner (actor) –
  • Garry Marshall (director, producer, actor) –


  • Lady Jane Grey was replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after having the title for only nine days–
  • Bloomers (long, loose, trousers) were introduced to delegates of the first Women’s Right’s Convention in Seneca Falls, New York–
  • Morris Nourse earned a Carnegie Medal by saving a drowning boy in Des Moines, Iowa–
  • Fiberglass sutures were first used, by Dr. Roy Scholz in St. Louis, Missouri–
  • N.Y.C. subway’s first air-conditioned cars began service–
  • Canada and United States agreed to transfer certain prisoners who wish to finish sentence in own country–
  • New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe was selected to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the Space Shuttle–
  • 26th Summer Olympics began in Atlanta, Georgia–
  • 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–


  • The third hurricane within a month hit the northern Florida peninsula–
  • Saguenay flood began in Quebec, Canada–

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