Pennsylvania passed first US movie censorship laws

On July 19, 1911, Pennsylvania became the first state in the US to approve laws allowing censorship of movies.



After numerous other states followed its lead, the Supreme Court eventually upheld film censorship in 1915.

Lady Jane Grey deposed, ending shortest reign in England history

On July 19, 1553, Lady Jane Grey was deposed as ruler of England and replaced by Queen Mary, ending the shortest reign in English history.



Learn more about Lady Jane Grey.

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