19 September, 1942 – Russia World War II

German troops and tanks have broken into Stalingrad for the third time and crack German commandos are being dropped in by aircraft in a bloody battle for control of the city.

19 September, 1972 – UK Letter Bomb Kills Diplomat

September 19th, 1972 : Dr Ami Sachori a diplomat at the Israeli embassy in London has been killed by a parcel bomb, the parcel bomb was 1 of 8 addressed to the embassy but the the other 7 were detected before they could cause harm.

19 September, 1985 – Earthquake Devastates Mexico City

A major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale devastated Mexico City leveling cathedrals, schools, apartment buildings, hospitals and numerous other buildings, large areas of the capital were left burning and the death toll is expected to reach nearly 5,000 as rescuers dig through the rubble.

19 Septrembe, 2003 – U.S.A. Hurricane Isabel Strikes Washington DC

Hurricane Isabel continues its path of destruction striking the US Capital Washington, after striking North Carolina it has badly affected Washington DC causing a number of power outages and a number of fallen trees around the capital.

19 September, 2005 – UK Al-Qaeda Admits July 7th London Bombings

Al-Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahri said Al-Qaeda had carried out the July 7th bombings on London’s public transport system during the morning rush hour. The bombs had been placed on three London Underground trains and one London bus killing 52 and injuring nearly 700.

19 September, 2008 – China Milk Products Recalled

China recalls a large amount of milk and milk products, such as baby formula, after inspectors find melamine in liquid milk and tainted baby formula kills four children and gets over six thousand sick. Three of the country’s largest milk producers were involved in the scandal after trying to decrease costs by diluting the products. Update: In 2009 a number of senior executives from the companies involved are executed by Chinese authorities and more than 300,000 babies had fallen ill from consuming milk products tainted with melamine.

19 September, 2011 – Earthquake Hits India, Nepal, and Tibet

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern India causing damage and injuries in India, Nepal and Tibet. The earthquake set off landslides and rain that had interrupted search and rescue efforts. Several people died in India, Nepal and Tibet as a result of the earthquake, while many more were injured.

19 September, 2012 – Space Shuttle Endeavour Begins Final Journey

The US Space Shuttle Endeavour began its final journey by piggy-backing on a Boeing 747 jet from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to the California Science Center. The Endeavour had been in service since 1992 and had made twenty-five trips into space.

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