Tuesday, July 19th
The 200th day of 2005
There are 165 days left in the year
Today's Highlights in History
On July 19, 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign in Europe. (Go to article.)
On July 19, 1834, Edgar Degas, the French Impressionist painter and sculptor, was born. Following his death on September 27, 1917, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)
On July 19, 1884, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the presidential election of 1884. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
Reference: The New York Times
The following courtesy Iraq War Today
Today in History
1510 - Jews are burned at the stake in Berlin, Prussia.
1553 - Lady Jane Grey (who is 15 at the time) is deposed as England's Queen after 9 days.
1816 - After more than two weeks, survivors of the French frigate Medusa are rescued off Senegal.
1848 - The first women's rights convention opens in NY.
1860 - The first railroad reaches Kansas
1862 - Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest conducts his first raid.
1870 - The Franco-Prussian war begins.
1918 - German armies retreat across the Marne River in France.
1927 - Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit.
1941 - The first US Army flying school for black cadets is dedicted in Tuskegee, AL ; British PM Winston Churchill launches his "V for Victory" campaign; President Roosevelt appoints the FEP Committee.
1943 - Allied air forces raid Rome.
1949 - Laos becomes and associated state within the French Union.
1957 - The first rocket with a nuclear warhead is fired (Yucca Flat, NV).
1963 - NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker takes the X-15 to an altitude of 105 km.
1967 - The U.S. launches Explorer 35 for a lunar orbit.
1969 - Apollo 11 goes into a Moon orbit.
1980 - The 22nd modern Olympic games open in Moscow; the U.S. and 59 others do not attend, boycotting in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
1989 - United flight 232 crashes in Iowa.
1814 - Samuel Colt, inventor (Colt revolver)
1817 - Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, Union army nurse
1860 - Lizzie Borden, alleged murderer
1922 - George McGovern (Sen-SD), presidential candidate (1972)
1943 - Roy D. Bridges, Jr. , Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 51F, STS 61F)
1952 - Howard Donald Saunders, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1940 - Samuel H. Chang American newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai.
1969 - Mary Jo Kopechne, at 28, in Ted Kennedy's car after it plunges off Dike Bridge in Chappaquiddick, MA.
Reported Missing in Action
Diamond, Stephen Whitman USAF (NY); F105 shot down; SRV returned remains March, 1977
Dennison, Terry A., USN (WA); F8E shot down, remains returned March, 1974
Winters, Darryl G., USAF (CA); photograhper aboard F100F shot down
Frye, Donald P., USN (CA); SH3A shot down during rescue mission, KIA, remains returned October, 1982
Jackson, William B., USN (TX); SH3A shot down during rescue mission, KIA, remains returned October, 1982
McGrane, Donald P., USN (IA); SH3A shot down during rescue mission, KIA, remains returned October, 1982
Peterson, Dennis W., USN (CA); SH3A shot down during rescue mission, KIA, body not recovered
Martin, Aubrey Grady, USN (TX); OV10A shot down, remains recovered July, 1974
Sikkink, Roy Dean, USN (OK); OV10A shot down, remains recovered July, 1969