On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A duck boat sinks in Table Rock Lake, Missouri, drowning 17 people

PlaneWhale of a Plane!

Airbus Beluga XL, painted to look like the whale, makes its first flight, landing in Toulouse-Blagnac, France
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The Airbus Beluga XL, built to transport large aircraft pieces
The Airbus Beluga XL, built to transport large aircraft pieces
  • Brazilian soccer international goalkeeper Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record shot blocker's fee of £66.8m
  • First commercial flight, the "bird of peace" between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years lands in Asmara, Eritrea, reuniting families
  • Israel's parliament passes controversial "nation state" law giving only Jews self-determination, relegating Arabic to "special status"
  • Largest intact sarcophagus of its kind ever found (2000 years old) opened in Alexandria, contains 3 skeletons, not a curse as feared
  • Russian ship Dmitri Donskoii, with possible cargo of gold coins is discovered in waters between South Korea and Japan where it sunk in 1905