Reflect upon the past, not to get bitter about it but become better in future endeavours. The former American president Theodore Roosevelt put it right that “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Explore important events that happened on July 19 to know how far we have come and what can be learnt from the past!
What Happened in India on July 19?
- 1763: British defeated Mir Kasim in the katwa battle
In 1763, the third battle of Katwa occurred between the nawab of Bengal, Mir Kasim, and the British East India company. Britishers emerged triumphant in the battle.
- 1952: India was all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 runs in the previous inning in the day.
In 1952, India became the first-ever cricket team to be bowled out twice on the same day of a Test match. To date, it remains the lowest score of team India in test cricket.
- 1969: Indian Government nationalised 14 major commercial banks
The Indian Government nationalized 14 major commercial banks namely, Bank of Baroda, Central Bank of India, State Bank of India, Union Bank of India, etc. These banks played an important role in the economic growth of the country.
What Happened Around the World on July 19?
- 1333: Scottish forces were defeated by the English
In 1333, In the Battle of Halidon Hill, Scottish forces were defeated by English forces led by King Edward III.
- 1848: US Women’s suffrage movement commenced
In 1848, the women’s suffrage movement in the United States was launched on this day with the opening of the Seneca Falls Convention. It was driven by the motive to give women their right to vote.
- 1870: France declared war on Prussia
On July 19, 1870, France declared war on Prussia, and that marked the commencement of the Franco-Prussian war.
- 1903: 1st Tour De France took place
On this day, 1903, the first Tour De France took place and the cyclist Maurice Garin emerged triumphantly.
- 1941:Winston Churchill launched “V for Victory” campaign
On this day,1941, the former British prime minister, Winston Churchill launched his “V for Victory” campaign.
- 1980: The Olympic Games begin in Moscow
XXII Olympic games commenced in Moscow, Russia but 66 nations boycotted the sports event because of the Soviet-Afghan war.
- 1981: Bernard Hinault emerges victorious in the Tour de France
In 1981, the famous cyclist Bernard Hinault emerged triumphant in the esteemed cycling event Tour de France on July 18th.
- 1990: Pete Rose was sentenced to prison
On July 19, 1990, seasoned baseball player Pete Rose was sentenced to prison on the grounds of tax evasion.
- 1993: Bill Clinton allows homosexuals to serve in the army
In 1993, the former US president allowed homosexuals to serve in the army by issuing a policy on the same.
- 1996: The Olympic Games begin in Georgia
XXVI Olympic Games commenced in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 2014: James Garner Passed Away
In 2014, the famous American actor, James Garner best known for his role in the TV series Maverick and the Rockford Files passed away.
- 1827: Mangal Pandey
Mangal Pandey was an Indian soldier who played a pivotal role in the events leading up to the outbreak of the Indian rebellion in 1857.
- 1893: Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky
Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a poet, dramatist, artist, and actor from Russia and the Soviet Union. Mayakovsky rose to prominence as a key player in the Russian Futurist movement during his early, pre-Revolutionary time leading up to 1917.
- 1961: Harsha Bhogle
He is a member of the IIM Udaipur board of governors. Harsha has established himself as one of the most prolific personalities in the global cricket broadcasting industry over the years.
- 1980: Chris Sullivan
Chris Sullivan is a musician and actor from the United States. On the NBC drama This Is Us, he currently essays the role of Toby Damon. Sullivan has received two Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for this role.
- 1987: Jon Jones
Jon Jones is an American mixed martial artist and he is currently signed to the ultimate fighting championship.
This was all about this day in History July 19. We hope that all of you found this blog to be insightful and informative. For more blogs like these and regular abroad education updates, stay tuned to Leverage Edu.