Historical Events for 19th July 2019

711 – Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic
1525 – Catholic German monarchy form Union of Dessau
1907 – Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
1915 – The Washington Senators set a MLB record 8 stolen bases in an innings (1st) in 11-4 win v Cleveland
1941 – BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) (“…-” in Morse code) (opening of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 5th symphony)
1944 – 500 15th US Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
1992 – “Price” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
2001 – Michael Brunet discovers the skull of Sahelanthropus tchadensis in the Djurab Desert, Chad. One of the oldest known species in the human family tree, 6-7 million years ago years old
2017 – “Depacito” by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee becomes the most streamed song ever, played 4.6 billion times
2017 – Archaeological dig in Kakadu National Park extends Aboriginal peoples time in Australia to 65,000 to 80,000 years ago

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