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On this day: August 19

Published On: Aug 15 2013 01:30:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 19 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts its first auto race, The Beatles kick off their first American concert tour, Groucho Marx dies, Mike Tyson returns to the ring, and the last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq, all on this day.

OTD August 19 - Saudi Arabian Flight 163
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1980: Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, makes an emergency landing at Riyadh International Airport after a fire broke out in the plane's cargo compartment. The aircraft continued to burn on the ground, killing all 301 people. At the time, the incident was the second deadliest single aircraft disaster in history, after the March 1974 crash of Turkish Airlines Flight 981, which claimed 346 lives.

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