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What Happened on August 19th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 Tens of thousands of farmed non-native Atlantic salmon are accidentally released into the wild in Washington waters in the 2017 Cypress Island Atlantic salmon pen break.
2013 The Dhamara Ghat train accident kills at least 37 people in the Indian state of Bihar.
2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
2009 A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
2005 The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
2004 Google Inc. has its initial public offering on Nasdaq.
2003 A truck-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
2003 Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing: A suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem, planned by Hamas, kills 23 Israelis, seven of them children.
2002 Khankala Mi-26 crash: A Russian Mil Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
1999 In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
1991 Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The August Coup begins when Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Ukraine.
1991 Crown Heights riot begins.
1989 Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist prime minister in 42 years.
1989 Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events that began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
1987 Hungerford massacre: In the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with a semi-automatic rifle and then commits suicide.
1981 Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States F-14A Tomcat fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
1980 Saudia 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.
1980 Otłoczyn railway accident: In Poland's worst post-war railway accident, 67 people lose their lives and a further 62 are injured.
1978 In Iran, the Cinema Rex fire causes more than 400 deaths.
1965 Japanese prime minister Eisaku Satō becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa Prefecture.
1964 Syncom 3, the first geostationary communication satellite, is launched. Two months later, it would enable live coverage of the 1964 Summer Olympics.
1960 Cold War: In Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
1960 Sputnik program: Korabl-Sputnik 2: The Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants.
1955 In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
1953 Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
1945 August Revolution: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
1944 World War II: Liberation of Paris: Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
1942 World War II: Operation Jubilee: The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.
1941 Germany and Romania sign the Tiraspol Agreement, rendering the region of Transnistria under control of the latter.
1940 First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
1936 The Great Purge of the Soviet Union begins when the first of the Moscow Trials is convened.
1934 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
1934 The German referendum of 1934 approves Adolf Hitler's appointment as head of state with the title of Führer.
1927 Patriarch Sergius of Moscow proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.
1920 The Tambov Rebellion breaks out, in response to the Bolshevik policy of Prodrazvyorstka.
1909 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens for automobile racing. Wilfred Bourque and his mechanic are killed during the first day's events.
1862 Dakota War: 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.
1861 First ascent of Weisshorn, fifth highest summit in the Alps.
1854 The First Sioux War begins when United States Army soldiers kill Lakota chief Conquering Bear and in return are massacred.
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).
1839 The French government announces that Louis Daguerre's photographic process is a gift "free to the world".
1813 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's Second Triumvirate.
1812 War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning the nickname "Old Ironsides".
1782 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks: The last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Charles Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.
1772 Gustav III of Sweden stages a coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.
1759 Battle of Lagos: Naval battle during the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.
1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan: The start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".
1745 Ottoman–Persian War: In the Battle of Kars, the Ottoman army is routed by Persian forces led by Nader Shah.
1692 Salem witch trials: In Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
1666 Second Anglo-Dutch War: Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".
1612 The "Samlesbury witches", three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in British history.
1604 Eighty Years War: a besieging Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Orange forces the Spanish garrison of Sluis to capitulate.
1561 Mary, Queen of Scots, aged 18, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
1504 In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
1458 Pope Pius II is elected the 211th Pope.
1153 Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon.
947 Abu Yazid, a Kharijite rebel leader, is defeated and killed in the Hodna Mountains in modern-day Algeria by Fatimid forces.
295 The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, is dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges during the Third Samnite War.
43 Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
Famous People Born on August 19

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Year Name
1955 Peter Gallagher, American actor
1819 Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Luxembourger-Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1894)
1937 Richard Ingrams, English journalist, founded The Oldie
1944 Jack Canfield, American author
1871 Orville Wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founded the Wright Company (d. 1948)
1915 Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1958 Anthony Muñoz, American football player and sportscaster
1848 Gustave Caillebotte, French painter and engineer (d. 1894)
1583 Daišan, Chinese prince and statesman (d. 1648)
1913 Peter Kemp, Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1993)
Famous People Deaths On August 19

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Date Name
1994 Linus Pauling, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
607 Duke Ling of Jin, Chinese monarch
1493 Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1415)
1976 Alastair Sim, Scottish-English actor (b. 1900)
1915 Tevfik Fikret, Turkish poet and educator (b. 1867)
2005 Mo Mowlam, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1949)
2019 Lars Larsen, Danish businessman and billionaire, founder and owner of the Danish retail chain JYSK (b. 1948)
2014 Samih al-Qasim, Palestinian poet and journalist (b. 1939)
1980 Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman, father of Anne Frank (b. 1889)
1970 Paweł Jasienica, Polish soldier and historian (b. 1909)