Thursday, August 19, 1999
In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević.
GPS Week Numbers Reset to 0
Thursday, August 19, 1993
In Norway, Varg Vikernes
is arrested and charged with the murder of Euronymous
, of Mayhem
he receives a 21-year sentence for this and other crimes.
Two weeks after it was stolen, the Picasso
painting "Weeping Woman" is found in a locker at the Spencer Street Station in Melbourne
In one of aviation's worst disasters, 301 people are killed when Saudia Flight 163 catches fire in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Thursday, August 19, 1976
U.S. President Gerald Ford edges out challenger Ronald Reagan to win the Republican Party presidential nomination in Kansas City.
Thursday, August 19, 1971
The first orca to be named, Shamu, dies.
August 22 ndash A right-wing coup ignites a rebellion in Bolivia. Miners and students join troops to support president Juan Jose Torres, but eventually Hugo Banzer takes over.
A bomb made of two hand grenades by communist rebels explodes in the Liberal Party caign party in Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila the Philippines, injuring several anti-Marcos political candidates.
The USS Manatee (AO-58) spills of fuel oil on President Nixon's Western White House beach in San Clemente, California.
Saturday, August 19, 1967
The People's Republic of China announces that it has shot down United States planes violating its airspace.
Thursday, August 19, 1965
Wednesday, August 19, 1959
hits the northeastern United States, killing over 200 people, and causing over $1.0 billion in damage.
Wednesday, August 19, 1953
Cold War: The CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran, and retain Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on the throne ("see" Operation Ajax).
Violence between Muslims and Hindus in Calcutta
leaves 3,000 dead.
Saturday, August 19, 1944
Wednesday, August 19, 1942
Saturday, August 19, 1939
Wednesday, August 19, 1936
Thursday, August 19, 1920
gains independence from the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, August 19, 1885
Dakota War of 1862: During an uprising in Minnesota
warriors decide not to attack heavily defended Fort Ridgely
and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm
, killing white settlers along the way.
First ascent of Weisshorn
, fifth highest summit in the Alps.
Saturday, August 19, 1848
California Gold Rush: The "New York Herald" breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States that there is a gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
Thursday, August 19, 1813
Wednesday, August 19, 1812
Thursday, August 19, 1745
The '45 Jacobite Rising begins at Glenfinnan.
Thursday, August 19, 1660
The world's oldest, intact, still-surviving amusement park, Dyrehavsbakken
, is founded.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi commences construction of Osaka Castle in Japan.
The first documented battle of India
's independence against a European colonial ruler is fought by the "Desai"s of Cuncolim
, against the Portuguese
Saturday, August 9, 1561 (Julianian calendar)
Mary, Queen of Scots, is denied passage through England after returning from France. She arrives at Leith, Scotland on August 19.
September ndash The Protestant reformer John Knox
has a three-day debate in Maybole
with Quintin Kennedy, commendator
of Crossraguel Abbey, on transubstantiation
. The result is inconclusive but Kennedy is fighting a losing battle against the Reformation, which had been confirmed by the Scottish government in 1560
Sunday, August 9, 1506 (Julianian calendar)
In Ming Dynasty China, the costs of the courier system are met by a tax in silver on land instead of corvée labor service.
Duarte Barbosa returns to Lisbon.
Pope Julius II personally leads troops against the French
invaders of Italy.
Saturday, August 10, 1493 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 10, 1477 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, August 10, 1458 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, August 12, 1153 (Julianian calendar)
Andronicus Comnenus is imprisoned for conspiring against Byzantine emperor Manuel I Comnenus.
Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon.