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Historical Events In August - 19

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1895  American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas on this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history andrzejewski, writer  

1896  On this day in history eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer  

1897  1st electric taxi's drive in London on August - 19.  

1899  On August - 19 kenneth MacKenna, Canterbury NH, actor/director (Those We Love)  

1900  On this day in history start of the one & only olympic cricket match, in Paris  

1900  On this day in history colleen Moore, Port Huron MI, actress (Scarlet Letter)  

1902  On this day in history the birth of Ogden Nash, American humorist  

1902  Ogden Nash, Rye NY, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself) on August - 19.  

1903  On August - 19 phillies suffer record 9th straight posponed game  

1903  Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported) on August - 19.  

1904  Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor on August - 19.  

1905  Russian tsar installs "Imperial Duma," without legislative powers on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)  

1906  June Collyer, NYC, actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt) on August - 19.  

1907  On August - 19 thurston Morton, (Sen-Ky, 1957-1969)  

1909  First race at the Indianapolis 500 Speedway on August - 19.  

1909  On this day in history indianapolis 500 race track opens  

1909  On August - 19 jerzy Andrzejewski, Warsaw Poland, writer (Ashes & Diamonds)  

1909  On August - 19 rembt THPLA of Boneval Faure, lawyer/1st-Member of parliament, dies  

1910  Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher on this day in history.  

1911  NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times on August - 19.  

1912  Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Shepherd's Key," premieres on this day in history.  

1912  Alfonse Hasselmans, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1913  Frenchman Pégoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe on August - 19.  

1913  Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92) on August - 19.  

1914  Elmer Rice' "On Trial," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1914  On August - 19 fumio Hayasaka, composer  

1915  On this day in history rationing laws go into effect in Netherlands  

1915  Lardner Ring Jr, Chicago, screenwriter (Woman of the Year) on August - 19.  

1916  Marie Wilson, Anaheim Calif, actress (My Friend Irma) on this day in history.  

1917  Sunday benefit baseball game at the Polo Grounds results in John McGraw andChristy Mathewson's arrest on August - 19.  

1917  Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws on August - 19.  

1918  On this day in history irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank," premieres in NYC  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  Katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395) was born on this day in history.  

1398  Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1521  Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti) was born on this day in history.  

1557  Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608) was born on August - 19.  

1558  Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on August - 19.  

1590  On this day in history birth of henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)  

1596  Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I was born on this day in history.  

1596  On August - 19 birth of elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0440  On August - 19 sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies  

0472  On this day in history ricimer, Barbaars general, dies  

1186  Death of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158) on August - 19.  

1245  On this day in history death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)  

1284  On this day in history death of alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273)  

1297  Death of Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274) on August - 19.  

1493  On this day in history frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77  

1580  On this day in history andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71  

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