BONSERNEWS.com – Many important events in this world happened on July 19th. Some are recorded, some are not recorded. Some of what was recorded later became history to be remembered and used as a lesson for future generations.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 19 in world history:
1. July 19, 1553
Mary I Becomes Queen of England: After the death of King Edward VI, Mary I ascends the throne as Queen of England. She became the first woman ruler to rule England under a single monarchy.
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2. July 19, 1848
Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention: In Seneca Falls, New York, United States, the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention began. This convention became a milestone in the women’s rights movement in the United States.
3. July 19, 1870
Establishment of the Vatican as a City State: Through the Declaration of Rome by Pope Pius IX, the Vatican was recognized as an independent state with limited territory, known as the Vatican City State.
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4. July 19, 1940
World War II – Battle of Britain: The air battle between the British Royal Air Force and the German Air Force known as the Battle of Britain begins. The battle was a turning point in World War II and derailed the planned German invasion of Great Britain.
5. July 19, 1961
Apollo Program – Mercury-Redstone 4 Launch: US astronaut Gus Grissom is launched into space in the Mercury-Redstone 4 spacecraft, Liberty Bell 7. This is the second manned flight in the Mercury Program.