July 19, 1848: The first women's rights convention, called by <a href="/ce6/people/A0846516.html">Elizabeth Cady Stanton</a> and <a href="/ce6/people/A0834224.html">Lucretia C. Mott</a>, was held in Seneca Falls, New York.
July 19, 1870: The <a href="/ce6/history/A0819460.html">Franco-Prussian</a> war began.
July 19, 1941: <a href="/ce6/people/A0812197.html">Winston Churchill</a> was the first to use the two-finger "V is for Victory" sign.
July 19, 1966: Fifty year-old singer <a href="/node/61251">Frank Sinatra</a> married 21-year-old actress <a href="/node/62505">Mia Farrow</a>.
July 19, 1984: <a href="/ce6/people/A0818528.html">Geraldine Ferraro</a> became the first woman nominated for the vice-presidency by a major political party.
July 19, 1993: President Clinton announced the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding <a href="/node/8035">gays</a> in the military.
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