August 19, 1953 in History

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Events in History


BattleCoup d'├ętat

The democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project)

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh

Birthdays in History

  • Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)
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