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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

1984Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

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

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

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

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

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

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

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 19th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 19th

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

1993Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

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

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

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