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Calendar for August 19th, 2013

National Aviation Day

In 1939, National Aviation Day was established to promote air transportation in the United States. The date chosen was August 19, the birthday of Orville Wright, who piloted the first recorded flight of a powered heavier-than-air machine on December 17, 1903. Orville was born in Dayton, Ohio, while his partner and older brother, Wilbur Wright, was born on a farm near Millville, Indiana.

Every Year

  • National Aviation Day

  • Every Year

    • Born : Snuffy Snuffleupagus (character on Sesame Street)

    • 1690s

    • 1692: Five hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts

    • 1810s

    • 1812: In a battle off Nova Scotia, the U.S.S. Constitution sank the British frigate Guerrière

    • 1850s

    • 1856: Farmer Gail Borden obtained a patent for his process for condensing milk

    • 1870s

    • Born 1871: Orville Wright (aviator)

    • 1880s

    • Born 1883: Coco Chanel (designer)

    • 1900s

    • Born 1902: Ogden Nash (writer)

    • 1910s

    • Born 1919: Malcolm Forbes (publisher)

    • 1920s

    • Born 1921: Gene Roddenberry (author, producer)

    • 1930s

    • Born 1931: Willie Shoemaker (jockey)

    • Died 1936: Federico García Lorca (writer)

    • 1940s

    • Born 1946: Bill Clinton (42nd U.S. president)

    • 1950s

    • Born 1952: Jonathan Frakes (actor)

    • Born 1955: Peter Gallagher (actor)

    • 1960s

    • 1960: The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 5, a space menagerie. Two dog passengers, Belka and Strelka, became the first living organisms recovered from orbit

    • Born 1963: John Stamos (actor)

    • Born 1965: Kyra Sedgwick (actress)

    • Born 1966: Lee Ann Womack (country musician)

    • 1966: Strong earthquake in Turkey killed over 2,000 people

    • Born 1969: Matthew Perry (actor)

    • 1970s

    • Born 1977: Callum Blue (actor)

    • Died 1977: Groucho Marx (comedian & actor)

    • Born 1979: Jennifer Morrison (actress)

    • 1980s

    • Died 1980: Otto Frank (father of Anne Frank)

    • Born 1982: Erika Christensen (actress)

    • 1990s

    • 1995: 72-pound lake trout was caught in Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories

    • 2000s

    • Died 2002: Sri Swami Satchidananda (founded "Yogaville" in Virginia)

    • 2004: Carly Patterson became the first American in 20 years to win the women's Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medal

    • 2008: A bronze statue of Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli was unveiled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • 2010s

    • Died 2012: Tony Scott (director)


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