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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
1944

US 15th Army corp occupies Mantes-Gassicourt at Paris

Event
1944

Polish 1st Division occupies Hill 262 (Mont Ormel), Normandy

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1944

Paris police strike against nazi occupiers

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1944

Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed

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1944

Nazi's give parts of Paris to R‚sistance

Event
1945

Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor)

Birth
1945

Jane Blalock, champion golfer

Birth
1945

Lan Gillan, rocker

Birth
1945

Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds and wins

Event
1946

Dawn Steel, film maker

Birth
1946

Charles F Bolden Jr, Columbia SC, astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60)

Birth
1946

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, 42nd US Pres (D, 1993-01)

Birth
1947

Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Simon and Simon, Major Dad)

Birth
1947

Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67

Death
1947

J Arens and D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A

Event
1948

Tipper Gore, wife of vice president Al Gore (1993-01)

Birth
1950

ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch)

Event
1950

Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)

Birth
1951

John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)

Birth
1951

Bill Veeck (Browns) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit

Event
1951

Lillian Mller, Grimstad Norway, playmate of year (Aug, 1975)

Birth
1951

Randi Oakes, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)

Birth
1952

Jonathan Frakes, actor (Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen)

Birth
1953

Debra Paget, Denver Co, actress (Love Me Tender)

Birth
1953

Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)

Birth