August 19th is the day we officially celebrate Photography Day and Aviation Day.
This day marks the 231st day of 2021, and there’s only 134 days left of the year.
For those of you who were born on this day, your star sign is Leo.
Today has been an interesting on over the years, and here we’re going to take a look at what events happened on this day throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1504, the Battle of Knockdoe occurred in County Galway, Ireland? The exact number of casualties is unknown, but contemporary sources indicate the battle was extensive.
Keep reading for more facts about August 19th in history!
What Happened On August 19 In History?
The first photos to reveal that the Aral Sea was shrinking were taken by NASA on this day.
The Aral Sea is located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. These particular photos became extremely valuable to scientists as they were the first to show that the eastern basin of the Aral Sea had completely dried up.
The Soviets shot down the plane of an American CIA agent, and the pilot was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Francis Gary Powers flew just east of Moscow when his plane was shot down after being suspected of being an American spy. On February 10, 1962, Powers was freed in exchange for the return of Soviet spy Rudolph Abdel.
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