According to Gregory calendar, August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in a leap year). There are 134 more days left in the year.
Important events of 19 August
1666 – Shivaji escapes from Aurangzeb’s captivity hiding in a fruit basket in Agra.
1757 – First one rupee coin minted by East India Company.
1796 – Spain and France sign against Britain alliance.
1919 – Afghanistan declares its independence from Britain.
1944 – Japan’s last military contingent was repulsed from India.
1949 – Bhubaneswar becomes the capital of Odisha.
1964 – Launch of the communication satellite Syncom 3.
1977 – Soviet Union conducts nuclear test at Seri Sagan.
1978 – 422 killed in Iran’s cinema house fire.
1998 – The United States attacks terrorist targets in Sudan and Afghanistan with missiles.
1999 – Annoyed at India’s draft nuclear policy, the G-8 announces a moratorium on all forms of aid.
2000 – Hina Jalali appointed as the world’s first human rights guardian representative.
2003 – United States decided to grant 11.57 million dollars to Pakistan in 5 years.
2004 – Van den Hoogenband became fastest Olympic swimmer.
2005 – Government of Sri Lanka and LTTE agree to resume peace talks.
2006 – Israel arrests Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister.
2007 – Mission Endeavor passengers on the space station complete the spacewalk.
2008 – Pimaan’s Assistant Executive Director Mosarat Qadiye and Assomach President Sajan Jindal released a report on Indo-Pak trade.
2009 – Naval Commander Dilip Dondi embarked on an expedition to travel all over the world by the indigenously built Nassena boat Mahadei. A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, killed 101 people and injured 565.
Born on 19 august
1887 – S. Satyamurthy – Revolutionary Leader of India
1891 – Harishankar Sharma – India’s famous litterateur, poet, writer, satirist and journalist.
1907 – Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, essayist, novelist, critic, thinker and researcher
1908 – Abdul Rashid Khan – Hindustani classical singer awarded with Padma Bhushan.
1911 – RC Prasad Singh – India’s famous poet, storyteller and philanthropist.
1918 – Shankar Dayal Sharma – 9th President of India.
1928 – Shivprasad Singh – Famous Hindi writer.
1941 – Jaswant Singh Rawat – was one of the brave soldiers of the Indian Army.
1950 – Sudha Murthy – Founder of Infosys Foundation N. R. Narayan Murthy’s wife and noted social worker.
Died on 19 august
2019 – Khayyam – was a famous composer of Indian films.
2013 – Ronald Stuart McGregor – Top linguist, a scholar of grammar, translator and famous historian of Hindi literature.
1993 – Utpal Dutt – Famous actor and producer of Hindi and Bengali films.
1987 – Lakshmi Narayan Mishra – was a famous Hindi playwright, who has a special place among Hindi actors.
1909 – Badruddin Tayyab Ji – Eminent lawyer, judge and leader
Important occasions and celebrations of 19 August
World Photography Day
World Humanitarian Day