Today in History
On July 19, 1812, during the War of 1812, the First Battle of Sackets Harbor in Lake Ontario resulted in an American victory as U.S. naval forces repelled a British attack.
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In 1848, a pioneer women's rights convention opened in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
In 1943, allied air forces raided Rome during World War II.
In 1961, TWA became the first airline to begin showing regularly scheduled in-flight movies.
In 1989, 111 people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-10 crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived.
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