July 19 in Pop Culture History

July 19 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

July 19 History Highlights

  • 1848 – Woman’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
  • 1863 – Suffering 1,515 casualties, the Union soldiers were defeated while trying to capture Fort Wagner in South Carolina.
  • 1909 – Baseball’s first unassisted Triple Play was achieved by shortstop Neal Ball.
  • 1982 – Geraldine Ferraro was nominated as the first female Vice-Presidential candidate.
  • July 19 **** Birthday (fictional) Tim Drake (Robin III), DC Comics
  • If you were born on July 19th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… October 26th (prior year)

Tongue Trivia

1. A tongue contains anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 taste buds, replaced every few weeks.
2. Being able to roll (curl) the tongue is genetic, but with training and practice almost anyone can learn how.
3. The tongue is among the strongest muscles in your body, along with the heart, the jaw bone’s masseter, and the gluteus maximus.
4. The average tongue is about 3.3 inches long. Last we checked, the longest is Nick Stoeberl’s, reaching 3.97 inches. A Chameleon’s is about 2X its body length.
5. Your tastebuds are not the little bumps (papillae) you see and feel, tastebuds are too small to see. (You have 2,000-10,000 tastebuds; each is comprised of 50-150 receptor cells).
6. The tongue is among the fastest-healing tissues in the human body.
7. Your taste buds taste flavors such as sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami**, equally across the tongue; there are no ‘special areas’.
8. Tongue fat volume can lead to sleep apnea. Losing weight leads to a slimmer tongue and to better sleep.
9. Your tongue is as unique as your fingerprint.
10. The record for lifting the greatest weight with a human tongue is held by Thomas Blackthorne, who lifted 27 lb 8.96 oz. via a hook through his tongue**.
*preciously savory
* * do not try this at home.

Stick Out Your Tongue Day

July 19 is…

Flight Attendant Safety Professionals’ Day
National Daiquiri Day
National Raspberry Cake Day
New Friends Day
(previously) St. Vincent De Paul Day (now celebrated September 27)
Stick Out Your Tongue Day

July 19 Birthday Quotes

“Some may say that I couldn’t sing, but no one can say that I didn’t sing.”
– Florence Foster Jenkins

“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.”
– Edgar Degas

“The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.”
– Brian May

“There’s always gonna be someone better looking, there’s always gonna be someone smarter, there’s always gonna be someone who works harder. What you have to offer is yourself, so don’t lose it, focus on it and try to bring it out.”
– Jared Padalecki

“Every new fad or fashion at once has its denouncers from the pulpit, platform, professor’s chair.”
– Alice Dunbar Nelson

“I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.”
– Brian May

July 19 Birthdays

1814 – Samuel Colt, American businessman, founded the Colt’s Manufacturing Company (died in 1862)
1834 – Edgar Degas, French painter, sculptor, and illustrator (died in 1917)
1860 – Lizzie Borden, American woman, acquitted for the murder of her parents in 1892 (died in 1927)
1868 – Florence Foster Jenkins, American bad-singing soprano and socialite (died in 1944)
1875 – Alice Dunbar Nelson, African-American poet and activist (died in 1935)
1883 – Max Fleischer, Austrian-American animator and producer (died in 1972)
1924 – Arthur Rankin Jr., American director, producer and screenwriter (died in 2014)
1925 – Sue Thompson, American singer
1941 – Vikki Carr, American singer and actress
1947 – Brian May, English singer-songwriter, astrophysicist and guitarist
1961 – Lisa Lampanelli, American comedian and actress
1962 – Anthony Edwards, American actor
1976 – Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor
1982 – Jared Padalecki, American actor
1988 – Shane Dawson, American Youtuber

July 19 History

64 – Great Fire of Rome occurred, destroying half of the city. Contrary to rumors, Nero did not play the fiddle while it burned, but he did blame “the Christians.”

1553 – Lady Jane Grey was replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days on the throne.

1799 – Identified today: The Rosetta Stone, which was found July 19, 1799, is now the most visited object in the British museum.

1845 – The last great fire (Great New York City Fire of 1845) to hit Manhattan began early in the morning and was subdued that afternoon. The fire killed 4 firefighters, 26 civilians, and destroyed 345 buildings.

1848 – A two-day Women’s Rights Convention opened in Seneca Falls, New York.

1900 – The Paris Métro opened for operation.

1903 – Maurice Garin won the first Tour de France.

1952 – The Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were opened in Helsinki, Finland.

1954 – Elvis Presley’s first single was released. That’s All Right Mama

1969 – Senator Ted Kennedy crashed his car into a tidal pond at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

1975 – #1 Hit July 19, 1975 – July 25, 1975: Wings – Listen to What the Man Said

1977 – The world’s first Global Positioning System (GPS) signal was transmitted from Navigation Technology Satellite 2 (NTS-2) and received at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

1980 – #1 Hit July 19, 1980 – August 1, 1980: Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

July 19 19** Birthday (fictional) Tim Drake (Robin III), DC Comics

1986 – #1 Hit July 19, 1986 – July 25, 1986: Genesis – Invisible Touch

1995 – Road Rules made its debut on MTV

1996 – Tales From The Crypt TV series came to an end

July 19, 2013 – Teen Beach Movie aired on The Disney Channel

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

You are such a good friend that if we were on a sinking ship together and there was only one life jacket… I’d miss you heaps and think of you often.

Tony Curtis – Real Name: Bernard Schwartz

“My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.” – George M. Cohan (James Cagney) #moviequotes

The Capital of Mozambique is Maputo

If reality really is an advanced computer simulation, I wonder what the difficulty level is set at.

The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place – no one will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building undetected. #thingsIlearnedatthemovies

Bruno Mars is not the recording artist of Uptown Funk, only a featured singer on the song. Mark Ronson recorded the song.

The Seven Deadly Sins #1- Pride is an excessive belief in one’s own abilities.

Mario’s name was finally confirmed by Nintendo to actually be Mario Mario in 2015.

I think from now on, I’m going to sing about my problems. Whenever I talk about them, people are like, “Shut up Joe, everyone has problems.” Nobody ever says that to Adele.

Horoscopes: When you don’t have someone to blame for your failures, try the solar system.

US President #3 Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809), just like John Adams, died July 4, 1826, one of two original signers of the Declaration of Independence who was also President, 50 years to the day of it being written.

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