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On This Day - August 19, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 2003 – Canal Hotel bombing: A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees. 1944 – Liberation of Paris: Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops. 1919 – Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom. 1883 – Coco Chanel is born. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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