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Other Notable Events for August 19

On this date in history:

In 1812, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution defeated the British ship Guerriere in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia and earned its nickname of Old Ironsides. Witnesses said British shots seemed ...

Notable Birthdays for August 19

Those born on this date include:

- English poet John Dryden in 1631
- clockmaker Seth Thomas in 1785
- statesman Bernard Baruch in 1870
- aviation pioneer Orville Wright in 1871
- French fashion designer Coco ...

Astronomy

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2043 with 134 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury and Saturn.