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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

192236th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3 6-1)

1976President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention

1980George Brett ends hitting streak at 30

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1821Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

1995Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

1984Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

1921Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits

1990Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on August 19th

1946Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], Hope Arkansas, 42nd United States President (Democrat, 1993-01)

1878Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42)

1919Malcolm Forbes, Brooklyn New York, publisher (Forbes Magazine), (d. 1990)

1871Orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers), (d. 1912)

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Notable Weddings on August 19th

1974Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

1956Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

1993Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

1935French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

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August 19th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 19th

1994Linus Pauling, Nobel prize scientist (Vitamin C advocate), dies at 93

1822Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer, dies at 72

1977Groucho Marx, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86

14Augustus Caesar, first Roman Emperor (b. 63 BC)

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