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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
1911

NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times

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1912

Alfonse Hasselmans, composer, dies at 67

Death
1912

Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Shepherd's Key," premieres

Event
1913

Frenchman P‚goud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe

Event
1913

Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)

Birth
1914

German fleet bombs English coast

Event
1914

German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad

Event
1914

Elmer Rice' "On Trial," premieres in NYC

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1914

Harris Theater (Candler, Coan and Harris) opens at 226 W 42nd St NYC

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1914

Fumio Hayasaka, composer

Birth
1915

Ring Lardner, jr, writer

Birth
1915

Lardner Ring Jr, Chicago, screenwriter (Woman of the Year)

Birth
1915

Rationing laws go into effect in Netherlands

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1916

Marie Wilson, Anaheim Calif, actress (My Friend Irma)

Birth
1917

Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw and Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws

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1918

James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist

Birth
1918

Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank," premieres in NYC

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1919

Malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine)

Birth
1919

Afghanistan declares independence from UK

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1920

Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Cura‡ao painter

Birth
1920

Paul Kont, composer

Birth
1921

Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek)

Birth
1921

Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits

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1921

Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches

Birth
1922

Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81

Death