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Today in history

Today is Monday, July 19th, the 200th day of the year 2021. There are still 165 days in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins launched into orbit around the moon.

On this date:

In 1848, a landmark women’s rights convention was convened in Seneca Falls, New York.

In 1943, allied air forces invaded Rome during World War II, and on the same day Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met in Feltre, northern Italy.

In 1961, TWA became the first airline to begin showing regularly scheduled in-flight films when it presented “By Love Possessed” to first-class passengers on a flight from New York to Los Angeles.

In 1975, the Apollo and Soyuz space capsules, connected in orbit for two days, separated.

In 1980 the Summer Olympics began in Moscow, minus dozen nations boycotting the Games over the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.

In 1989, 111 people were killed when United Air Lines Flight 232, a DC-10 that had failed its tail engine and lost hydraulic systems, crashed during an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived.

In 1990, Pete Rose, the all-time hit leader of baseball, was sentenced to five months in prison in Cincinnati for tax evasion.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton announced a policy to allow homosexuals to serve in the military under a compromise called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Persecute.”

In 2005, President George W. Bush announced his election of federal appeals judge John G. Roberts Jr. to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. (Roberts succeeded Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died in September 2005; Samuel Alito succeeded O’Connor.)

In 2006, prosecutors reported that from the 1970s to the early 1990s, Chicago police beat, kicked, shocked, or otherwise tortured numerous black suspects in order to obtain confessions.

In 2007, “Mad Men,” a cable television series through a New York advertising agency, premiered on AMC.

In 2014, a New York police officer (Daniel Pantaleo) who was involved in the arrest of Eric Garner, who died in custody two days earlier after being put in what appeared to be a stranglehold, had his gun and badge removed and used on desk duty . (Pantaleo was fired in August 2019.) Actor James Garner, 86, died in Los Angeles.

Ten years ago: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was summoned by British lawmakers to answer one of his tabloids for a telephone hacking and bribery scandal, told a parliamentary committee hearing that he was humiliated and ashamed but did not take responsibility for wrongdoing.

Five years ago: Republicans at a meeting in Cleveland nominated Donald Trump as their President’s flag bearer; In brief, videotaped remarks, Trump thanked the delegates and said, “This is a movement, but we have to go all the way.” Scriptwriter and director Garry Marshall, 81, whose skillful use of comedy and romance has resulted in a number of TV hits including “Happy Days” and “Laverne & Shirley” as well as the box office hits “Pretty Woman” and “Runaway Bride”. died in Burbank, California.

A year ago: President Donald Trump refused to publicly undertake to accept the results of the upcoming election, telling Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that it was too early to make such a guarantee. US House leaders said they were “alarmed” at the tactics federal agents use against protesters in Portland, Oregon and other cities; The Mayor of Portland said the agents’ presence exacerbated tensions in the city, which has raged nightly protests for nearly two months since the death of George Floyd. The Bahamas said they would ban travelers from the United States; After the islands reopened to international tourism, there has been an increase in coronavirus infections.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Helen Gallagher is 95. Country singer Sue Thompson is 95. Singer Vikki Carr is 81. Blues singer and musician Little Freddie King is 81. Country singer-musician Commander Cody is 77. Actor George Dzundza is 76 Musician Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) is 75. International Tennis Hall of Famer Ilie Nastase is 75. Rock musician Brian May is 74. Rock musician Bernie Leadon is 74. Actor Beverly Archer is 73. Film director Abel Ferrara is 70. Actor Peter Barton is 65. Rock musician Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets; Bauhaus) is 61. Film director Atom Egoyan is 61. Actor Campbell Scott is 60. Actor Anthony Edwards is 59. Actress Clea Lewis is 56. Percussionist Evelyn Glennie is 56. Classical singer Urs Bühler ( Il Divo) is 50. Actor Andrew Kavovit is 50. Rock musician Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie) is 47. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is 45. Actor Erin Cummings is 44. Fern Chef Marcela Valladolid is 43. Actor Chris Sullivan (“That’s us”) is 41. Actor Jared Pada Lecki is 39. Actor Trai Byers is 38. Actor Kaitlin Doubleday (“Nashville”) is 37. Actor / comedian Dustin Ybarra is 35 Actor Steven Anthony Lawrence is 31.

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