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July 19th, 1989EventUnited Airlines flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 112 of the 296 passengers.
July 19th, 1985EventThe Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
July 19th, 1983EventThe first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
July 19th, 1979EventThe Sandinista rebels overthrow the U.S.-backed government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
July 19th, 1976EventSagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
July 19th, 1964EventVietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
July 19th, 1963EventJoe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.
July 19th, 1947EventBurmese nationalist Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members were assassinated.
July 19th, 1942EventWorld War II: Battle of the AtlanticGerman Grand Admiral Karl Donitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system.
July 19th, 1940EventWorld War II: Twelve men were promoted Generalfeldmarschall by Adolf Hitler, see List of German Field Marshals.

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