July 19

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1920 Nineteen were killed and over 50 wounded in four days of continuous sectarian violence in Derry.
  • 1997 The IRA announced a restoration of its cease-fire, with a complete cessation of military operations.
  • 1916 The Battle of Fromelles, in which a British and Australian offensive was crushed by the Germans. Over 2,000 Australians were killed or injured, making it the worst day in that country’s military history.

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