Historical Events In August - 19
Monday, 18 February 2019
1918 On this day in history james George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist
1919 On August - 19 afghanistan declares independence from UK
1919 Malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine) on August - 19.
1920 On this day in history lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
1921 Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits on August - 19.
1921 Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek) on August - 19.
1922 36th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (63 61) on August - 19.
1922 On August - 19 douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist
1922 Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81 on August - 19.
1924 William Marshall, Gary Ind, actor (Blacula, Something of Value) on August - 19.
1926 On August - 19 arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
1927 On this day in history metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
1927 On this day in history james T Broyhill, (Sen-R-NC, 1986)
1929 Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1930 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays) on this day in history.
1931 On August - 19 lefty Grove wins AL record tying 16th consecutive game
1931 On this day in history willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)
1932 46th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin A Babcock (62 62) on this day in history.
1932 On this day in history john James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
1933 47th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Moody (86 36 30 ret) on August - 19.
1934 On August - 19 helen Hull Jacobs win US Lawn Tennis Association
1934 Plebiscite in Germany approved sole executive power to Adolph Hitler on August - 19.
1934 48th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H P Fabyan (61 64) on this day in history.
1936 On August - 19 trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow
1936 On August - 19 federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
1939 On this day in history 37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, NJ (state record)
1940 The birth of Jill St John, American actress on this day in history.
1941 On August - 19 ump Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout
1942 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France on this day in history.
1942 First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France
1942 Lt.-Colonel Charles C.I. Merritt (The South Saksatchewan Regiment) wins the Victoria Corss at Dieppe, France on August - 19.
1942 -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab on August - 19.
1943 Belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle on this day in history.