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July 19th holds an eclectic mix of celebrations, from whimsical to serious, that capture a wide array of interests and professions. It's a day that offers everyone a reason to celebrate.

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Interesting Facts of July 19th

  1. 1. The launch of the SS Great Britain took place on July 19, 1843. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it was the first iron-hulled, propeller-driven ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean and was at that time the largest vessel afloat.
  2. 2. The Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, home to Mount Everest, was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on July 19, 1976.
  3. 3. United Airlines Flight 232 crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa on July 19, 1989, after a catastrophic failure of its tail-mounted engine led to the loss of all hydraulic control. Despite the severe damage, 185 of the 296 people aboard survived, in part due to the heroic efforts of the flight crew and emergency responders.
  4. 4. The historical television series "Mad Men" premiered on AMC on July 19, 2007, created by Matthew Weiner. The show would go on to achieve critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout its seven-season run, influencing pop culture with its portrayal of 1960s America.