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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

1961US vice-president Lyndon B. Johnson visits West Berlin

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

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

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

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

1990Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

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

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

1984Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

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Notable Birthdays on August 19th

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

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

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

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

1993Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 19th

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

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

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

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

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