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August 19th History

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August 19th In Pop Culture History

#1 on August 19, 1967 - All You Need Is Love
By The Beatles

295 BC - The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, was dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges

1612 - The "Samlesbury witches", three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, were put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, with all three of the Samlesbury women acquitted.

1692 - In Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft at the Salem Witch Trials.

1812 - American frigate USS Constitution defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, earning the nickname "Old Ironsides".

1848 - The New York Herald published the news to the East Coast of the US about the Gold Rush in California .

1909 - The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

1934 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton, Ohio.

1950 - #1 Hit August 19, 1950 - November 17, 1950: Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers - Goodnight Irene

1960 - With Korabl-Sputnik 2, the Soviet Union launched the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants. All of the creatures survived

1964 - Syncom 3, the first geostationary communication satellite, was launched.

1967 - #1 Hit August 19, 1967 - August 25, 1967: The Beatles - All You Need Is Love

1973 - The (real) Texas Chain Saw Massacre occured

August 19, 19** Birthday (fictional) Aloysius Snuffleupagus, Sesame Street

1991 - Black groups targeted Hasidic Jews on the streets of Crown Heights in New York, New York for three days, after two black children were hit by a car driven by a Hasidic man.

2006 - #1 Hit August 19, 2006 - September 8, 2006: Fergie - London Bridge

Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Fat Joe (1970)
John Stamos (1963)
Lil' Romeo (1989)
Peter Gallagher (1955)
Philo T. Farnsworth (1906)
Ogden Nash (1902)
Bill Clinton (1946)
Coco Chanel (1883)
Kevin Dillon (1965)
Matthew Perry (1969)
Kyra Sedgwick (1965)
Tracie Thoms (1975)
The first human-made object to break the sound barrier was a whip.


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