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  • 10:27 pm This Day in History for July 19

This Day In History1766 – Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia.

1794 – 1st session of US Senate open to the public.

1809 – Robert Fulton patents steamboat.

1812 – Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill – first “gerrymander”

1895 – Georgetown became part of Washington, D.C.

1903 – US Congress adopts the Expedition Act, which authorizes the Attorney General to ‘expedite’ anti-trust cases through the courts, reflecting growing popular support for President Roosevelt’s “trust busting” campaign.

1916 – Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control.

1918 – US President Woodrow Wilson makes another speech before Congress and announces ‘the four principals’ – freedom of navigation, and end to secret diplomacy, and similar items – that supplement his Fourteen Points.

1932 – 73 degrees highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February.

1942 – “Archie” comic book debuts.

1953 – President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple.

1963 – American chef Julia Child’s show “The French Chef” premieres.

1974 – Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration’s seven-point “Project Independence” plan to make the U.S. energy independent.

1983 – 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18 inches)

1993 – President Clinton selects Janet Reno to be first female US Attorney General.

1994 – Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands.

1995 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge.

1998 – KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview.

2013 – Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation for February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415.

2016 – Last of Oregon militia occupying Malheur wildlife refuge surrenders to authorities after 41 days.