On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2014

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryDeath of the Aral Sea

NASA satellites take photos showing that the eastern basin of the Aral Sea had for the first time completely dried up
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The Aral Sea in 1989 (left) and in 2014 (right)
The Aral Sea in 1989 (left) and in 2014 (right)
  • The 24 hour ceasefire extension renewal between Israel and Palestine is violated as Hamas fire rockets; Israeli Air Force respond, killing 9 Gazans