August 19

1812

The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.

1934

Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer.

1960

American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow.

1977

Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.

2003

U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello was one of 22 killed when a suicide car bomb struck the UN's Baghdad headquarters.

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