July 19 in the history of the world

* In South African history, this day marked the birth of former deputy president, Mr Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe. He was born on 19 July 1949 at the Boksburg Benoni Hospital (www.sahistory.org.za › Biographie)

Yesterday the whole world celebrated the birth of world icon, the late president Nelson Mandela by spending their 67 minutes doing well to the less privileged.

Here are a few facts on what transpired on July 19 in history:

On 19 July 1991, notorious boxer, Mike Tyson raped Desiree Washington, a contestant in the Miss Black America pageant, in an Indianapolis, Indiana, hotel room. At a time when the issue of date rape was entering the country’s consciousness. Tyson’s attack became a national sensation. This is according to

: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mike-tyson-rapes-a-miss-black-america-contestant.

Mike Tyson’s picture sourced.

On this day in 1942, the agricultural chemist George Washington Carver, head of Alabama’s famed Tuskegee Institute, arrived in Dearborn, Michigan at the invitation of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company


Picture: Sourced.

On this day in 1979, two gigantic supertankers collided off the island of Little Tobago in the Caribbean Sea, killing 26 crew members and spilling
280,000 tons of crude oil into the sea. At the time, it was the worst oil-tanker accident in history and remains one of the very few times in history when two oil tankers have collided

( https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oil-tankers-collide-in-Caribbean-sea)

The collision of the two boats. Picture sourced.[/caption

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