August 19, 2018
Today is 231st day of the year
135 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1631 - "John Dryden, English poet, dramatist and satire writer"
  • 1646 - "John Flamsteed, First Astronomer Royal"
  • 1883 - "Gabrielle Chanel, French courtier"
  • 1902 - "Ogden Nash, American humorist"
  • 1940 - "Jill St John, American actress"
  • 1943 - "Billy J. Kramer, Pop artist"
  • 1945 - "Bill Clinton, 45th US President"
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events today

  • 1897 - Taxi cabs began operating in London
  • 1940 - The British withdrew from British Somaliland
  • 1942 - Allied forces mounted a raid on the French port of Dieppe
  • 1969 - The army took over the policing of Northern Ireland
  • 1973 - George Papadopoulos became the first president of Greece
  • 1977 - "Groucho Marx, the American comedian of the 'Marx Brothers', died"
  • 1979 - Two soviet cosmonauts completed a record 175 day space flight
  • 1986 - Nuclear reprocessing at Sellafield was halted because of sea discharge guidelines
  • 1991 - A coup attempted to remove President Gorbachev from power in the Soviet Union
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