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Argentina remembers today the death of the great artist Roberto Fontanarrosa; other births, deaths and events that impacted our country and the world

This July 19 is a date full of stories, births and deaths that occurred on a day like today. Argentina recalls on this date the departure of one of his most beloved artists: the cartoonist, writer and cartoonist from Rosario Robert Fontanarrosacreator of Inodoro Pereyra, Boogie el Aceitoso and other characters that are already part of national history.

Other personalities that they died a day like this were the Uruguayan painter Jose Cuneothe dancer and conductor Maria Amuchastegui and the internationally renowned Argentine architect Cesar Pelli.

July 19 is also the date of the birth of Samuel Coltthe inventor of the revolver, as well as the Nobel Prize for Medicine Rosalyn Sussman Yalow. The list of those who celebrate his birthday today is completed with the Queen guitarist Brian Maythe former soccer player Rene Houseman and two acting figures: English Benedict Cumberbatch and the Argentine Dolores Fonz.

History shows that on a day like this, the Napalpi massacrein Chaco, which ended with more than 500 deaths from the Qom and Mocoví communities at the hands of the police and groups of armed ranchers.

Furthermore, on July 19, 1980, the opening of the Moscow Olympicsin which the representatives of more than 60 countries, including Argentina and the United States, were absent.

All this and more, in the ephemeris of July 19

1814 – Samuel Colt, the inventor of the revolver that bears his surname, is born.

1848 – In the Wesleyan chapel in the New York town of Seneca Falls, the first convention on Women’s Rights in the United States is held. It was organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

1877 – The first tournament of the famous Wimbledon tennis competition is held.

1921 – Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American researcher and Nobel Prize in Medicine 1977, is born.

1924 – At least 500 members of the original Qom and Mocoví peoples are murdered by the police and groups of armed ranchers in the Napalpí Indigenous Colony, in the National Territory of Chaco, the current province of the same name.

1943 – Hitler and Mussolini meet in Feltre (Italy). Hitler convinces the “Duce” to continue in the war, although days later, he resigns from his government positions.

1947 – Queen guitarist Brian May, considered one of the best guitarists in the world, is born.

1953 – Former Argentine soccer player René Houseman is born.

1959 – Argentine filmmaker Juan José Campanella, winner of the Oscar for the film The Secret in Their Eyes, is born.

1969 – Apollo XI goes into orbit around the Moon with astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins.

1976 – British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is born.

1977 – José Cuneo, Uruguayan painter, dies.

1978 – Argentine actress Dolores Fonzi is born.

1980 – The 1980 Moscow Olympics begin amid the boycott of the United States and 60 other countries, including Argentina

2007 – Argentine cartoonist and humorist Roberto Fontanarrosa dies.

2017 – The host María Amuchástegui, also an Argentine dancer and gymnastics teacher, dies.

2019 – Argentine architect César Pelli dies.

2021 – Pedro Castillo is proclaimed President of Peru after defeating Keiko Fujimori in the second round.

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