This Day in History on 19 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 19 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1763: Mir Qasim was defeated in the ‘Katwa’ battle by the British.

1832: The British Medical Association was founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary.

1949: The king of Tehri Garhwal announced a merger with the Indian Union.

1969: The Indian government nationalized 14 major commercial banks.

1974: The remains of Indian revolutionary Udham Singh were brought from London to New Delhi.

1975: The bones of Indian revolutionary Udham Singh were brought from London to New Delhi in 1974.

1976, 19th July: Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal was created.

1989: United Airlines Flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 111.

1992: A car bomb kills Judge Paolo Borsellino and five members of his escort.

1997: The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army resumes a ceasefire to end their 25-year paramilitary campaign to end British rule in Northern Ireland.

2005: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the US Congress.

2007: Pratibhatai Patil became the First Woman President of India.

2014: Gunmen in Egypt’s western desert province of New Valley Governorate attack a military checkpoint, killing at least 21 soldiers. Egypt reportedly declares a state of emergency on its border with Sudan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Samudrala Raghavacharya
Dwijendralal Ray

1814: Samuel Colt, an American inventor, industrialist, and businessman.

1827: Mangal Pandey, an Indian revolutionary.

1863: D. L. Ray, a Bengali poet, playwright, and musician.

Harsha Bhogle
Balamani Amma

1894: Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Pakistan Muslim League, born in Dacca, Bengal, British India (d. 1964)

1896: A. J. Cronin, a Scottish physician, and novelist.

Roger Binny

1899: Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay, Indian physician, author, poet, and playwright (d. 1979)

1902: Samudrala Raghavacharya, Indian singer, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)

1909: Balamani Amma, an Indian poet.

1938: Jayant Narlikar, an Indian astrophysicist.

1955: Roger Binny, an Indian former cricketer.

1956: Rajendra Prasad, an Indian film actor.

1961: Harsha Bhogle, an Indian cricket commentator and journalist.

1976: Benedict Cumberbatch, an English actor.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1882: F. M. Balfour, a British biologist.

1968: Pratap Singh Rao Gaekwad, the last ruling Maharaja of Baroda.

1993: Girilal Jain, an Indian journalist.

1996: Pran Nath Chhuttani, an Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81

2016: Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1934)

2018: Gopaldas Neeraj, an Indian poet and author.

2018: Jon Schnepp, American producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer, cartoonist, animator, and cinematographer (b. 1967)

2018: Denis Ten, Kazakhstani figure skater (b. 1993)

2019: Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, director, and producer (b. 1944)

2020: Rajat Mukherjee, an Indian director.

Further Reading

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