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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

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

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1791Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac

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)

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 19th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 19th

1956Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

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

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Notable Deaths on August 19th

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

1822Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer, dies at 72

1994Linus Pauling, Nobel prize scientist (Vitamin C advocate), dies at 93

14Augustus Caesar, first Roman Emperor (b. 63 BC)

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