Historical Events for 19th August 2019

1458 – Aenea Silvio Piccolomini chosen Pope Pius II
1493 – Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I becomes Archduke of Austria
1591 – French King Henry IV occupies Rouen
1915 – World War I: the Battle of Van begins
1944 – US general Omar Bradley visits British general Bernard Montgomery
1954 – American Ralph Bunche named undersecretary of the UN
1973 – France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1984 – Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President
1986 – Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran, Iran
2012 – 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan

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