On this day: July 19

POSTED: 12:30 PM PDT Jul 18, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 18, 2015 

Rome burns, a famous gunslinger kills for the first time, Marilyn Monroe passes a big test, and The King's first single is released, all on this day.

OTD July 19 - American Airlines Flight 232
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1989: United Airlines flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering catastrophic failure of its tail-mounted engine, killing 111 of the 296 passengers. The passenger jet is seen here in a photo from the National Transportation Safety Board report, with damage highlighted.


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