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This Day In History: 1944-07-19

Over 1,200 8th U.S. Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany.   500 15th U.S. Air Force Liberators & Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity.  Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen.  Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen.  The Democratic National Convention convened in Chicago with the nomination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt considered a certainty.  Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits Roman Catholic church in Berlin-Dahlem.  General Omar Bradley flies to England.   Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho & Shokaku sink in Marianas.  New York archbishop Francis Spellman flies to Europe.  Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Adolf Eichmann.

 

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