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July 19


1533   Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I as Queen of England after only nine days as queen.

1588   The Spanish Armada was first sighted in the English Channel.

1870   France declares war on Prussia to start the Franco-Prussian War:

2005   Death Valley, California records a record high temperature of 53.9??C (129??F).

Famous Birthdays:

1814   Samuel Colt (Inventor of the Colt revolver)

1834   Edgar Degas (Painter)

1947   Brian May (Guitarist for rock group Queen)

1962   Anthony Edwards (Actor)

1965   Stuart Scott (Sportscaster)

1981   Nene (Brazilian soccer player)

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