Tuesday, August 20, 2019

On This Day in History

August 19, 2019

Historical Events

1839  Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris
1942  World War II: Over 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France
1988  Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
1991  Conservative members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union attempt to depose Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup d'état
2010  Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait
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