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

1791Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac

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

1821Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

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

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

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

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

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

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

1980George Brett ends hitting streak at 30

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

1984Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

1990Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

On This Day In History
Date Event
Aug 19, 43 BC
Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. 
Aug 19, 440
St Sixtus III ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
Aug 19, 1071
Battle at Manzikert: Seldjuken sultan Alp Arslan beats Byzantine King 
Aug 19, 1099
Crusaders beat Saracens in Battle of Ascalon 
Aug 19, 1263
King James I of Aragon censors Hebrew writing 
Aug 19, 1399
King Richard II of England surrenders to his cousin Henry 
Aug 19, 1458
Aenea Silvio Piccolomini chosen Pope Pius II 
Aug 19, 1493
Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I becomes Archduke of Austria 
Aug 19, 1504
Battle of Knockdoe in Galway Ireland. 
Aug 19, 1524
Emperor Charles V's troops besiege Marseille, Italy 
Aug 19, 1561
Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith, Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France 
Aug 19, 1587
Sigismund III becomes king of Poland 
Aug 19, 1591
French King Henri IV occupies Rouen 
Aug 19, 1627
Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Groenlo 
Aug 19, 1691
Battle at Szalankemen: Austrians beat Turks 
Aug 19, 1692
Five more people hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts 
Aug 19, 1702
-24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French 
Aug 19, 1757
Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30] 
Aug 19, 1768
Saint Isaac's Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 
Aug 19, 1772
Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government & restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720 
Aug 19, 1787
W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn 
Aug 19, 1791
Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac 
Aug 19, 1791
Benjamin 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 
Aug 19, 1796
Spain & France sign anti-British alliance 
Aug 19, 1812
US warship Constitution defeats British warship Guerriere 
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