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This Day in History: July 19

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found by a French soldier, which allowed scholars to understand Egyptian hieroglyphics.
  2. In 1848, the first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY.
  3. In 1933, for the first time, brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. (Rick Ferrell of the Red Sox played against his brother Wes Ferrell of the Indians.)
  4. In 1967, the first air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line) was launched.
  5. In 1985, Christa McAuliffe was chosen first school teacher to fly in a space shuttle.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Edgar Degas (French impressionist painter), George Hamilton (actor), George McGovern (Senator and presidential candidate)

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