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August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 134 days remaining.
upto 19th century
20th century 1919 - Afghanistan gains independence from the United Kingdom. 1929 - The radio comedy show makes its Amos and Andy NBC debut starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll. 1934 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio. The creation of the position Führer approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote. 1942 - World War II: The Dieppe Raid - Allied forces raid Dieppe, France. 1945 - Vietnam War: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam. 1953 - Cold War: The CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. 1955 - In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives. 1960 - Cold War: In Moscow, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage. 1960 _ Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 5 with the dogs Belka and Strelka ( Russian for "Squirrel" and "Little Arrow"), 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants. The spacecraft will return to earth the next day and all animals will be recovered safely. 1975 - The cricket test match between Australia is called off after the pitch is vandalised by supporters of George Davis (armed robber) 1980 - A Saudi Arabian Airlines Tristar burned after making an emergency landing in Riyadh Saudi Arabia killing 301 1981 - Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi sends two United States fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The American jets destroyed the Libyan fighters. 1987 - Hungerford Massacre: In the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills 16 with an assault rifle and then commits suicide. 1989 - Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be Prime Minister, thus becoming the first non_communist in Polish power in 42 years. 1999 - In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic.
upto 19th century
1900s-1930s 1902 - Ogden Nash, poet (d. 1971) 1906 - Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor, television pioneer (d. 1971) 1907 - Thruston B. Morton, former Representative and Senator from Kentucky (d. 1982) 1915 - Ring Lardner, Jr., actor, screenwriter (d. 2000) 1916 - Marie Wilson, actress (d. 1972) 1919 - Malcolm Forbes, publisher (d. 1990) 1921 - Gene Roddenberry, author, producer (d. 1991) 1925 - Claude Gauvreau, Quebec playwright, poet and polemist (d. 1971) 1926 - Arthur Rock, venture capitalist 1930 - Frank McCourt, author 1931 - Willie Shoemaker, jockey (d. 2003) 1938 - Diana Muldaur, actress, dog breeder, dog judge 1939 - Ginger Baker, drummer, trumpet player
1940s-1980s 1944 - Charles B. Wang, philanthropist 1940 - Johnny Nash, singer 1940 - Jill St. John, actress 1942 - Fred Thompson, Watergate counsel, Senator from Tennessee, actor 1945 - Ian Gillan, vocalist 1946 - Bill Clinton, U.S. president 1946 - Beat Raaflaub, conductor 1947 - Gerard Schwarz, American conductor 1948 - Tipper Gore, author, activist for "Parental Advisory" labels on music 1950 - Jennie Bond, journalist 1952 - Jonathan Frakes, actor, director ( ) Star Trek: The Next Generation 1955 - Peter Gallagher, actor ( ) The O.C. 1958 - Anthony Muñoz, American football Hall of Famer 1960 - Morten Andersen, American football player 1963 - John Stamos, actor ( ) Full House 1965 - Kevin Dillon, actor 1965 - Kyra Sedgwick, actress 1966 - Lee Ann Womack, country music musician 1969 - Matthew Perry, actor ( , Friends ) The Whole Nine Yards 1973 - Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway 1980 - Darius Danesh, singer
Deaths 14 - Augustus, Roman emperor 1186 - Geoffrey Plantagenet, Duke of Brittany, stamped by a horse in a tournament 1493 - Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor 1662 - Blaise Pascal, mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher 1819 - James Watt, engineer (b. 1736) 1872 - King Charles XV / Carl IV of Sweden_Norway (b. 1826) 1895 - John Wesley Hardin, gunfighter 1936 - Federico García Lorca, author 1936 - John M.S. Pearce, neurologist and author 1954 - Alcide De Gasperi, former Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1881) 1957 - David Bomberg, painter 1967 - Hugo Gernsback, editor, publisher 1970 - Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (b. 1909) 1977 - Groucho Marx, comedian, actor (b. 1890) 1980 - Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank 1994 - Linus Pauling, chemist, peace activist 1995 - Pierre Schaeffer, composer and pioneer of musique concrète 2003 - Carlos Roberto Reina, former president of Honduras 2003 - Sérgio Vieira de Mello, UN Special Representative in Iraq
Holidays and observances Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
August 18 - August 20 - July 19 - September 19 -- listing of all days
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August 19th - August 24th 1940 (8177 words)
Since August 18th, things generally were relatively quiet, the lull of the last five days had allowed both sides to regroup and re-establish themselves.
August 24th was to be the start of a campaign of sustained bombing, sending over the Channel more aircraft that the RAF could cope with.
This attack on the August 24th 1940, was this another blunder by the Luftwaffe bombers.
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