On this day: July 19

Published On: Jul 18 2012 02:30:35 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Rome burns, a famous gunslinger kills for the first time, Marilyn Monroe passes a big test, and The King's first single is released, all on this day.

OTD July 19 - Tour de France
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1903: Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France bicycle race after six stages covering 1,509 miles and 19 days. Garin, who's seen here right of center with his arms crossed, would also win the second Tour de France, but was stripped of his title, along with eight others, for cheating.

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