This Day in History

Explore the pivotal events that shaped our world and occurred on This Day in History.

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July 19, 2024/

On July 19, 1943, in one of the more controversial actions of World War II, Allied forces led by the United States conducted a bombing raid on Rome, targeting military and industrial locations within the then-fascist capital. This was the first of several raids aimed at crippling fascist infrastructure but spared some culturally and historically […]

July 19, 2024/

The Seneca Falls Convention, which commenced on July 19, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York, was a watershed moment in the history of the United States. This groundbreaking gathering was orchestrated by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, two influential abolitionists and activists who sought to address the systemic inequalities faced by women. Their efforts […]

July 19, 2024/

On July 19, 1799, the Rosetta Stone was discovered by French soldiers who were rebuilding a fort in Egypt. This granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued in Memphis, Egypt, in 196 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty became one of the most famous artifacts in archaeology. The text is written in three scripts: hieroglyphic, Demotic, […]

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