On Your Birthday: July 19



1799 – The Rosetta Stone was found in Egypt. The tablet had hieroglyphic translations into Greek.

1848 – The Women’s Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY. Bloomers were introduced at the convention.

1939 – Fiberglass sutures were used for the first time by Dr. Roy P. Scholz.

1946 – Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.

1971 – The topping out ceremony of Two World Trade Center (the South Tower) took place In New York, NY. An earlier ceremony for One World Trade Center took place on December 23, 1970.

1974 – The Senate Judicial Committee recommends that President Richard Nixon be impeached.

1975 – After being linked in orbit for two days, the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated.

1982 – The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14% of the population had an income below the official poverty level in 1981.

1984 – Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President.

1985 – Those are some big shoes to fill…George Bell won first place in a biggest feet contest. He had a shoe size of 28-1/2. He’s tall as well, standing 7′ 10″ tall.

1985 – Christa McAuliffe, of New Hampshire, was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the Space Shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986.



Vikki Carr 1941 – Singer

Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) 1946

Brian Harold May 1947 – Musician (Queen)

Bernie Leadon 1947 – Musician (The Eagles)

Beverly Archer 1948 – Actress (“Major Dad”, TV’s “Momma’s Family”)

Keith Godchaux 1949 – Musician (Grateful Dead)

Allen Collins `952 – Musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Danny Chauncey 1956 – Musician (.38 Special)

Kevin Haskins 1960 – Musician (Love and Rockets)

Campbell Scott 1962 – Actor (“The Amazing Spider-Man”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”)

Anthony Edwards 1962 – Actor (played Dr. Mark Greene on the first eight seasons of TV’s “ER”, Movies “Top Gun”, “Revenge of the Nerds”)

Clea Lewis 1965 – Actress (played Audrey Penney on TV’s “Ellen”)

Jared Padalecki 1982 – Actor (“Supernatural”)



Raspberry Cake Day

Daiquiri Day


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