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What happened on August 19th in History

  • August 19, 0043 “BC – Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the senate to elect him Consul.”
  • August 19, 1099 Crusaders beat Saracens in Battle of Ascalon
  • August 19, 1263 King James I or Argon censors Hebrew writings
  • August 19, 1504 Battle of Knockdoe.
  • August 19, 1561 “An 18-year-old Mary Queen of Scots returns to Scotland, after spending 13 years in France.”
  • August 19, 1561 Mary Proclaimed Queen of Scots
  • August 19, 1692 “Salem 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 19, 1745 “Jacobite Rising, Prince Charles Edward Stuart lands from a French warship in Glenfinnan, raises his standard and marches on London – the start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion known as “”the 45″”.”
  • August 19, 1768 “Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.”
  • August 19, 1787 “W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn”
  • August 19, 1812 USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere. Lucy Brewer served on board Consituation as Nicolas Baker during this battle.
  • August 19, 1813 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s second triumvirate.
  • August 19, 1818 CAPT James Biddle takes possession of Oregon Territory for U.S.
  • August 19, 1826 Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)
  • August 19, 1839 Presentation of Jacque Daguerre’s new photographic process to the French Academy of Sciences.
  • August 19, 1848 California 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 19, 1862 “Indian 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 19, 1888 “First beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins”
  • August 19, 1891 William Huggins describes astronomical application of spectrum
  • August 19, 1895 “American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.”
  • August 19, 1903 Phillies suffer record 9th straight posponed game
  • August 19, 1909 First race at the Indianapolis 500 Speedway
  • August 19, 1917 Sunday benefit baseball game at the Polo Grounds results in John McGraw andChristy Mathewson’s arrest
  • August 19, 1919 Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • August 19, 1927 Metropolitan Sergius proclaimed the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
  • August 19, 1934 Helen Hull Jacobs win US Lawn Tennis Association
  • August 19, 1934 Plebiscite in Germany approved sole executive power to Adolph Hitler
  • August 19, 1934 The creation of the position Fhrer approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.
  • August 19, 1934 “The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.”
  • August 19, 1942 “1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France”
  • August 19, 1942 “First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is”
  • August 19, 1942 “Honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France”
  • August 19, 1942 “Lt.-Colonel Charles C.I. Merritt (The South Saksatchewan Regiment) wins the Victoria Corss at Dieppe, France” 
  • August 19, 1944 World War II: Liberation of Paris – Paris rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
  • August 19, 1945 “Vietnam War: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.”
  • August 19, 1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch)
  • August 19, 1953 Cold War: The CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  • August 19, 1954 Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN
  • August 19, 1955 Hurricane Diane kills 200 and is the first billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
  • August 19, 1955 “In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.”

 

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