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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

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

1791Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac

1990Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

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

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

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1839Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

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

1984Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

August 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 19th

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on August 19th

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

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

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

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)

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

1662Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)

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

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