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August 19 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 19. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 56 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 295 BC
    The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, is dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges during the Third Samnite War.
  • 43 BC
    Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
  • 1153
    Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon.
  • 1504
    In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
  • 1561
    Mary, Queen of Scots, who was 18 years old, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
  • 1612
    The “Samlesbury witches”, three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in British history.
  • 1666
    Second Anglo-Dutch War: Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as “Holmes’s Bonfire”.
  • 1692
    Salem witch trials: In Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
  • 1745
    Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan: The start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as “the 45”.
  • 1759
    Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Years’ War between Great Britain and France.
  • 1768
    Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • 1772
    Gustav III of Sweden stages a coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks: The last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Charles Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning the nickname “Old Ironsides”.
  • 1813
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina’s Second Triumvirate.
  • 1839
    The French government announces that Louis Daguerre’s photographic process is a gift “free to the world”.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: The New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
  • 1854
    The First Sioux War begins when United States Army soldiers kill Lakota chief Conquering Bear and in return are massacred.
  • 1861
    First ascent of Weisshorn, fifth highest summit in the Alps.
  • 1862
    American Indian Wars: During an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily-defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.
  • 1895
    American frontier murderer and outlaw John Wesley Hardin is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
  • 1909
    The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • 1914
    The Ottoman–Bulgarian alliance is signed in Sofia.
  • 1919
    Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1927
    Patriarch Sergius of Moscow proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.
  • 1934
    The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1934
    The creation of the position Führer is approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.
  • 1940
    First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
  • 1942
    World War II: Operation Jubilee: The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.
  • 1944
    World War II: Liberation of Paris: Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.

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