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August 19: This Day That Year

August 19

- 1883 - Birthday: Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), born in Saumur, France (age 87, died January 10, 1971).

- 1883 - Birthday: José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th PM of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (age 81, died June 11, 1965).

- 1900 - France: Start of the one & only Olympic cricket match (Great Britain vs France) in Paris.

- 1909 - USA: Indianapolis 500 race track opens.

- 1919 - Afghanistan declares independence from UK.

- 1919 - Birthday: Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, born in Brooklyn, New York (age 70, died February 24, 1990)

- 1946 - Birthday: Bill Clinton, 42nd US President (Democrat, 1993-2001), born in Hope, Arkansas.

- 1953 - The democratically elected PM of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by UK and USA.

- 1967 - Birthday: Satya Nadella, Indian-American businessman (CEO of Microsoft), born in Hyderabad, India.

- 2009 - Iraq: A series of bombings in Baghdad kills about 100 and injures 565 people.

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