On This Day in History for July 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

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  • 1974 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth
  • 1975 Apollo & Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
  • 1976 Rock group Deep Purple disbands
  • 1976 Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
  • 1976 Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
  • 1977 Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kill 76
  • 1978 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1978 Yanks start 14 game comeback with 2-0 win
  • 1979 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 tons of oil spill
  • 1979 Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Anastasio Somoza Debayle
  • 1979 Patricia Harris becomes sect of HEW
  • 1980 USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
  • 1982 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington, D.C.
  • 1982 Bolivian government resigns
  • 1982 David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
  • 1982 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
  • 1983 The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
  • 1984 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)
  • 1984 Geraldine A Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY), wins Democratic VP nomination
  • 1985 Christa McAuliffe chosen as 1st school teacher to fly aboard the space shuttle
  • 1985 The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
  • 1987 Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
  • 1989 United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
  • 1990 BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies
  • 1990 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1992 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • 1993 Glen Chapple (Lancs) scores fastest F-C century, 21 minutes

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1993 President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1994 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)
  • 1994 Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon Panama, 21 killed
  • 1994 Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
  • 1996 Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 mins for Lancashire v Derbyshire
  • 2001 Michael Brunet discovers the skull of Sahelanthropus tchadensis in the Djurab Desert, Chad. One of the oldest known species in the human family tree, 6-7 million years ago years old

Sport awardSports Awards

2009 17th ESPY Awards: Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin win

  • 2013 20 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Diyala, Iraq
  • 2015 World Health Organization puts world's Ebola death toll at 11,284
  • 2017 US scientists calculate total amount plastic ever produced - 8.3 million tonnes, equal to weight of 1 billion elephants

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2017 US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • 2017 "Depacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee becomes the most streamed song ever, played 4.6 billion times
  • 2017 Archaeological dig in Kakadu National Park extends Aboriginal peoples time in Australia to 65,000 to 80,000 years ago

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