11 things that happened this day in history - 19th August

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Here's a note of 11 things that happened this day in history.

1. 1692 - Five women and a clergyman are executed after being convicted of witchcraft in Salem, MA

2. 1883 - Coco Chanel is born

3. 1909 - The first race is run on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

4. 1919 - Afghanistan gained independence from Britain

5. 1934 - Hitler is elected Fuhrer (95.7% of German voters)

6. 1942 - WW2 Allies launch daring raid on French Coast of Dieppe

7. 1946 - Bill Clinton is born

8. 1964 - The first American tour by the Beatles begins in San Francisco, CA. The tour covers 26 cities

9. 1987 - A gunman kills 14 in the Hungerford rampage

10. 1991 - Hurricane Bob hits the U.S.A

11. 1995 - Mike Tyson returns to the ring and DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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