Today in History: July 19

Today in History: July 19

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1525

The Catholic princes of Germany form the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation.

1545

King Henry VIII of England watches his flagship, Mary Rose, capsize as it leaves to battle the French.

1788

Prices plunge on the Paris stock market.

1799

The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, is found in Egypt.

1848

The first Women's Rights Convention convenes in Seneca Falls, N.Y, organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

1870

France declares war on Prussia.

1942

German U-boats are withdrawn from positions off the U.S. Atlantic coast due to American anti-submarine countermeasures.

1943

More than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attack Rome for the first time.

1975

Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts dock in orbit.