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TODAY IN HISTORY – July 19th

1969 - Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
1984 - Geraldine A Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY), wins Democratic VP nomination
1985 - Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle. (McAuliffe and the entire Space Shuttle Challenger crew were lost seventy three seconds after launch when a booster rocket failed.)
1990 - Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentenced to 5 months for tax evasion

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1966 - 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
1986 - Caroline Kennedy (28) weds Edwin Schlossberg (41) at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, Massachusetts

GOODBYE TO:

To see more historical events that happened this date, visit http://www.historyorb.com/day/july/19

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