Today In History

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            Here is what happened on Monday - August 19th...
            It is day 231 of the year 2019, and there are 134 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1969,Matthew Perry, actor, "FRIENDS".
     Today, this person is/would be 50 years old.
            1646,John Flamsteed, first astronomer royal of England.
     Today, this person is/would be 373 years old.
            1785,Seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks.
     Today, this person is/would be 234 years old.
            1871,Orville Wright, famed brother and aviator.
     Today, this person is/would be 148 years old.
            1931,Willie Shoemaker
     Today, this person is/would be 88 years old.
            1940,Jill St. John
     Today, this person is/would be 79 years old.
            1946,Bill Clinton, 42nd President from (1992-1996), 2nd term (1996-2000).
     Today, this person is/would be 73 years old.
            1952,Jonathan Frakes, actor Star Trek The Next Generation.
     Today, this person is/would be 67 years old.
            1965,Kyra Sedgwick, actress.
     Today, this person is/would be 54 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1826,Canada Co. chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario.)
            1888,The first beauty contest is held, in Spa, Belgium. The winner is an 18 year old girl from the West Indies.
            1960,Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident.) Powers later dies at the controls of
the KNBC-TV helicopter in Los Angeles after running out of fuel returning from a fire.

      And Don't Forget...

                        Aviation Day.

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