July 19, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 1,200+ 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
  • 500 15th US Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
  • Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen
  • Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
  • General Bradley flies to England
  • Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho and Shokaku sink in Marianas
  • NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Adolf Eichmann

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann

Deaths in History

  • Carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated
  • Harry CA Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania), dies at 87