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August 19 Birthdays

William Jefferson Clinton
William Jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Ark., on August 19, 1946.

John Dryden
poet, dramatist, and critic (1631)

Orville Wright
aviation pioneer (1871)

Coco Chanel
fashion designer (1883)

Ogden Nash
poet (1902)

Malcolm Forbes
publisher/multimillionaire (1919)

Willie Shoemaker
jockey (1931)

Matthew Perry
actor (1969)

August 19 in History


The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.


Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer.


American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow.


Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.


U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello was one of 22 killed when a suicide car bomb struck the UN's Baghdad headquarters.

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