Today in History- July 19th
1834 Edgar Degas, artist (ballet dancers)
1860 Lizzie Borden, axe murder (was found not guilty)
1865 Charles Mayo, surgeon (founded the Mayo Clinic)
1883 Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor
1962 Anthony Edwards, actor (ER, Top Gun)
1965 Clea Lewis, actress (Ellen, Pepper Ann)
1978 Topher Grace, actor (That 70's Show, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!)
1374 Petrarch, poet
1947 Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy, The Love Bug)
1975 Lefty Frizzell, country singer
1799 Rosetta Stone found by French soldiers.
1848 Seneca Falls- Women's rights 2 day convention
Did you know:
The verse "Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. And when she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one."
The Rosetta Stone was named after the village it was found near.
I wanted to let the faithful readers know that I am sorry that I have not posted a new Today in History in almost a week. We had a death in the family and had to travel.