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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
1860

John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)

Birth
1861

Confederacy Congress allies with govt of MI

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1864

2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia

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1870

Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)

Birth
1871

Orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers)

Birth
1872

Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer, dies at 63

Death
1873

Fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams)

Birth
1876

George Smith, English assyriologist (script), dies at 36

Death
1878

Manuel Luis Quez¢n y Molina, 1st president of Philippines (1935-42)

Birth
1881

Joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79

Death
1881

Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)

Birth
1885

Elsie Ferguson, NY, actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages)

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1885

Werner Elert, German luthers theologist

Birth
1886

Robert Heger, composer

Birth
1888

1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins

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1888

Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65

Death
1889

Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese and Japanese

Birth
1889

Jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60

Death
1890

Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist

Birth
1891

William Huggins describes astronomical application of spectrum

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1891

Gestur P lsson, Icelandic writer (Verdandi, Ritsafn), dies at 38

Death
1892

Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer, dies at 62

Death
1893

Alfred Lunt, Milwaukee WI, Broadway actor (Emmy 1965)

Birth
1895

Arnoldt Bronnen, writer

Birth
1895

Andrzejewski, writer

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