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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

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

1984Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

1791Benjamin Banneker writes a letter to the Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson using language from the 'United States Declaration of Independence' to criticize Jefferson's pro-slavery stance and to request justice for African Americans

1980George Brett ends hitting streak at 30

1984Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

1918Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC

43 BCOctavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.

1791Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

August 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 19th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 19th

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

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

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

1800Social reformer Elizabeth Fry (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

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Notable Deaths on August 19th

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

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

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

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

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