Historical Events for 19th July 2022

1674 – Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes, Spinoza and Meyer
1914 – Boston Braves begin drive from last to the NL pennant with a 3-2 win against the 2nd placed Cincinnati Reds
1940 – Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films
1940 – Adolf Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender – they decline
1941 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints the Fair Employment Practice Committee (FEPC)
1953 – WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1975 – New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson’s 1st-inning single and RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18″ limit; Minnesota Twins win, 2-1
1977 – Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kill 76
1992 – British Open Men’s Golf, Muirfield: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Open title, by 1 stroke from American John Cook
2019 – UK oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz

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