11 things that happened this day in history - 19th July


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1553 - Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey is deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days. Mary, the daughter of King Henry VIII, is proclaimed Queen

2. 1799 -The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, is found in Egypt.

3. 1870 - France declares war on Prussia

4. 1919 - The Cenotaph, a monument to those killed or wounded during the First World War, is unveiled in Whitehall, London, during the first Peace Day celebration

5. 1941 - Winston Churchill is the first to use the two-finger 'V is for Victory' sign

6. 1946 - Marilyn Monroe takes her first screen test

7. 1965 - The former leader of the Republic of South Korea, Syngman Rhee, dies in exile in the US state of Hawaii at the age of 90

8. 1966 - Fifty year-old singer Frank Sinatra marries 21-year-old actress Mia Farrow

9. 1975 - Paul McCartney's Venus and Mars moves to the top of both the UK and the US charts

10. 1980 - The Moscow Summer Olympics begins minus the United States and 64 other countries who are boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan

11. 1996 - Bosnian Serb President and wanted war criminal Radovan Karadzic is forced out of office

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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