August 19 On This Day
On This Day in history on August 19th:
1692: Five Massachusetts women and clergyman are executed in the Salem Witch Trials after being convicted of witchcraft.
1909: The first race was held at the Indianapolis 500 Speedway.
1934: The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, OH.
1934: In Germany the German electorate approved the position of "Fuhrer" with 89.9% of the popular vote.
1965: Cincinnati Reds' Jim Maloney pitched his second no-hitter of the year and led the Reds to victory over the Chicago, Cubs 1-0.
1967: The Beatles' song "All You Need is Love" goes #1.
1980: Otto Frank, German writer and father of Anne Frank, dies.
1981: U.S. President Ronald Regan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor as a US Supreme Court Justice.
1871- Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer
1883- Coco Chanel, French clothing designer
1940- Johnny Nash, American Singer who sang "I Can See Clearly Now"
1963- John Stamos, American actor who played Uncle Jessie on "Full House"