August 19th Events

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August 19th, 2043 (August 19 2043)EventOctavian, later known as Augustus, compels the senate to elect him Consul.
August 19th, 2005 (August 19 2005)EventThe first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
August 19th, 2005 (August 19 2005)EventA series of strong storms lash Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell.
August 19th, 2003 (August 19 2003)EventA car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency s top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
August 19th, 2003 (August 19 2003)EventA Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.
August 19th, 2002 (August 19 2002)EventA Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
August 19th, 1999 (August 19 1999)EventIn Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic.
August 19th, 1997 (August 19 1997)EventThe Teamsters end their 15-day walkout against United Parcel Service.
August 19th, 1991 (August 19 1991)EventCollapse of the Soviet Union, August Coup: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Crimea.
August 19th, 1991 (August 19 1991)EventHurricane Bob hits the Northeast.
August 19th, 1990 (August 19 1990)EventLeonard Bernstein conducts his final concert, ending with Ludwig van Beethoven s Symphony No. 7.Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes
August 19th, 1989 (August 19 1989)EventPolish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist Prime Minister in 42 years.
August 19th, 1989 (August 19 1989)EventRaid on offshore pirate station, Radio Caroline in North Sea by British and Dutch governments.
August 19th, 1987 (August 19 1987)EventHungerford Massacre: In the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.
August 19th, 1981 (August 19 1981)EventGulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
August 19th, 1980 (August 19 1980)EventSaudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.
August 19th, 1975 (August 19 1975)EventThe cricket test match between England and Australia is called off after the pitch is vandalised by supporters of George Davis.
August 19th, 1965 (August 19 1965)EventJapanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
August 19th, 1960 (August 19 1960)EventCold War: In Moscow, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
August 19th, 1960 (August 19 1960)EventSputnik program: Sputnik The Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants.
August 19th, 1955 (August 19 1955)EventIn the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
August 19th, 1953 (August 19 1953)EventCold War: The CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
August 19th, 1945 (August 19 1945)EventVietnam War: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
August 19th, 1944 (August 19 1944)EventWorld War II: Liberation of ParisParis rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
August 19th, 1942 (August 19 1942)EventWorld War II: Operation JubileeThe 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an allied forces amphibious assault on Dieppe, France.
August 19th, 1934 (August 19 1934)EventThe first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
August 19th, 1934 (August 19 1934)EventThe creation of the position Fuhrer approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.
August 19th, 1927 (August 19 1927)EventMetropolitan Sergius proclaimed the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
August 19th, 1919 (August 19 1919)EventAfghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
August 19th, 1915 (August 19 1915)EventWorld War I: The Battle of Van begins
August 19th, 1895 (August 19 1895)EventAmerican frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.John Wesley Quotes
August 19th, 1862 (August 19 1862)EventIndian Wars: During an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily-defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.
August 19th, 1848 (August 19 1848)EventCalifornia Gold Rush: The New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
August 19th, 1839 (August 19 1839)EventPresentation of Jacque Daguerre s new photographic process to the French Academy of Sciences.
August 19th, 1813 (August 19 1813)EventGervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina s second triumvirate.
August 19th, 1812 (August 19 1812)EventWar of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning her nickname "Old Ironsides".
August 19th, 1782 (August 19 1782)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue LicksThe last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Lord Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.
August 19th, 1772 (August 19 1772)EventGustavus III of Sweden stages a Coup d etat, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.
August 19th, 1768 (August 19 1768)EventSaint Isaac s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
August 19th, 1745 (August 19 1745)EventJacobite Rising, Prince Charles Edward Stuart lands from a French warship in Glenfinnan, raises his standard and marches on Londonthe start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion known as "the 45".
August 19th, 1692 (August 19 1692)EventSalem witch trials: In Salem, Massachusetts, Province of Massachusetts Bay five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
August 19th, 1561 (August 19 1561)EventAn 18-year-old Mary Queen of Scots returns to Scotland, after spending 13 years in France.
August 19th, 1504 (August 19 1504)EventBattle of Knockdoe.

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