This was 194th day of the year and 171 days remained in the year.
The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history—involving some 6,000 tanks, 2,000,000 troops, and 4,000 aircraft—ended in German defeat.
A 25-hour blackout hit New York City, engendering widespread rioting and looting.
Iraq's interim governing council was inaugurated.
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