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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

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

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

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

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

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

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1984Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

1791Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac

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)

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

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

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

1800Social reformer Elizabeth Fry (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

1993Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

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

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Notable Deaths on August 19th

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

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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