07/19/2024
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1891 – Hail kills 16 horses in Rapid City, South Dakota.

1904 – New York Giants’ 18-game winning streak ends as the Philadelphia Phillies win 6-5 in 10 innings at Huntington Park.

1929 – WOWO-AM, Indiana, returns to air one day after the transmitter burns down.

1934 – “Bloody Thursday” – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.

1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is first introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

1947 – Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes first black player in the American League when he strikes out in 6-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

1950 – United States forces enter combat in the Korean War for the first time in the Battle of Osan.

1954 – B-52A bomber makes its maiden flight.

1963 – First Beatles tune to hit the charts in the United States is Del Shannon’s cover of “From Me to You” at number 87.

1966 – NASA launches Saturn IB rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1978 – Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan.

1983 – Woman in Roanoke, Virginia, gives birth to a baby 84 days after being declared brain dead.

1985 – Nancy Reagan cuts a red, white and blue ribbon to reopen the Statue of Liberty after refurbishment.

1989 – Barry Bonds hits a home run in Pittsburgh’s 6-4 loss to San Francisco, joining his father, Bobby Bonds, as Major League Baseball’s father-son home run record holders with 408.

1994 – Amazon.com is founded by Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, Washington.

2009 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 for a record 15th Grand Slam singles title.

2015 – FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as the United States beats Japan 5-2.

2016 – FBI releases report stating Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” handling classified emails but doesn’t recommend prosecution.

2017 – Volvo Cars announce all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered and becomes the first automaker to do so.

2023 – Hottest global temperature ever recorded for third consecutive day as average global temperature tops 17.18 degrees Celsius (62.92 Fahrenheit), tying with July 4, 2023.

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