July 19, 2014 in History


Tobacco company R. J. Reynolds must pay over $23 billion in resolution of a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man who died from lung cancer at age 36; the suit accused the company of hiding the health risks and habit-forming nature of cigarettes

More Notable Events on July 19:
1996 XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta, Georgia
1990 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California
1975 Apollo and Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
1963 NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
1961 1st in-flight movie shown, TWA
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