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Notable Historical Events for August 19th

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

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

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

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

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

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

1995Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds

1980George Brett ends hitting streak at 30

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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

1935French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

1993Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

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

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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

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

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