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August 19


1909   The Indianapolis 500 race track opens for the first time.

1945   Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.

1990   Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert.

1991   Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev is overthrown by a coup.

Famous Birthdays:

1871   Orville Wright (Airplane Inventor)

1931   Willie Shoemaker (Horse racing jockey)

1946   Bill Clinton (42nd US President)

1963   John Stamos (Actor)

1965   Kyra Sedgwick (Actor)

1966   Lee Ann Womack (Singer)

1969   Matthew Perry (Actor)

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