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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

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

1980George Brett ends hitting streak at 30

1990Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

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

1821Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

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

1791Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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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

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

1993Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

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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

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

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

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