This Day In History – July 19

1870France declares war on Prussia.
1900The first line of the Paris metro open for operation
1940The British army's intelligence corps is founded.
1969Apollo 11 enters the orbit of the moon.
1980Former Turkish prime minister Nihat emir is assassinated in Istanbul
1985Nearly 300 people die after a dam bus in northern Italy sweeping away three hotels and several homes
2005Insurgents set off a bomb near a police mini bus in Chechnya killing 14 people.
2010Black box inventor David Warren dies.His own father died in a plane crash, hit upon the Black box idea while probing a 1953 disaster involving the world's first commercial jetliner.
2016Indonesia's most wanted militant Santoso is shot and killed.
2019Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz.

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