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On This Day: August 19th

This is 231st day of the year and 134 days remain in the year.

in history
1812
The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.
1934
Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer.
1936
Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War.
1960
American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow.
1977
Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.
2003
U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello was one of 22 killed when a suicide car bomb struck the UN's Baghdad headquarters.
August 19 BirthdaysWilliam Jefferson ClintonWilliam Jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Ark., on August 19, 1946.
Orville Wrightaviation pioneer
Malcolm Forbespublisher/multimillionaire
Ogden Nashpoet
Willie Shoemakerjockey
Coco Chanelfashion designer
John Drydenpoet, dramatist, and critic
Matthew Perryactor



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