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On This Day: 14 Indian banks were nationalised, NASA’s Apollo 11 entered the Moon orbit and more

On This Day: 14 Indian banks were nationalised, NASA’s Apollo 11 entered the Moon orbit and more
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By CNBCTV18.com Jul 19, 2022 6:39:10 AM IST (Updated)

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On July 19, 1969, then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi announced that 14 major commercial banks which controlled 85 percent of bank deposits in the country had been nationalised. Some of these banks were Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and United Bank of India. On the same day in 1952, the Indian cricket team were bowled out for 58 and 82 runs on a single day of a test match at Old Trafford, England. Here are some more historical events that make July 19 a special day in world history.

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1912 |  A meteorite with an estimated 190 kg mass exploded over Holbrook in Arizona, US. It shattered in the air causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1922 |  American national Johnny Weissmuller became the first swimmer to break the 1-minute barrier for 100m freestyle swimming. His record was 58.6s. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1930 |  The first exploration of the interior of Antarctica was completed after Richard E. Byrd and Laurence McKinley Gould, returned to the US with their polar expedition team. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1952 |  The Indian cricket team was bowled out for 82 in the second innings after making 52 earlier in the day. (Image: espncricinfo)

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1969 |  NASA’s Apollo 11 entered the Moon's orbit. (Image: Nasa)

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1969 |  The Indian government announced the nationalisation of 14 major commercial banks. (Image: Reuters)

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1993 |  This day marked the final day of first-class cricket for legendary cricketer Ian Botham. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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2007 | The famous TV drama "Mad Men" debuted on this day in 2007, starring Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss on the cable network AMC. (Image: Lionsgate)

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2017 |  Famous song, "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee was announced as the most streamed song ever in history that was played 4.6 billion times. (Images: Luis Fonsi YouTube screengrab)

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2021 |  The UK lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions on what was dubbed "Freedom Day" despite 50,000 new daily infections cropping up. (Image: Reuters)

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