Today in History
Listings for Friday, July 19, 2019.
- 1767 F.J. Servois --1847
- 1814 Samuel Colt, inventor of the Colt Revolver.
- 1834 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter.
- 1846 Charles Edward Pickering, pioneer American spectroscopist
- 1860 Lizzie Borden
- 1865 Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon, cofounder of Mayo Clinic.
- 1896 A.J. Cronin, English author.
- 1922 George McGovern
- 1941 Vikki Carr
- 1947 Brian May
- 1848 First Women's Rights Convention. Seneca Falls, NY
- 1880 SF Public Library allows patrons to start borrowing books.
- 1955 "Balclutha" ties up at SF Pier 43 & becomes a floating museum.
- 1961 1st In-flight movie is shown (on TWA).
- 2003 William "Bill" Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, matriculates into Heaven.
That's all for today.