August 19

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1946 Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States (1993–2001), born in Hope, Arkansas.
  • 1936 Federico Garcia Lorca (38), Spanish poet and playwright, was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1917 Edward O’Dwyer, bishop of Limerick since 1886, best remembered for his public rebuke of General Maxwell (May 1916), died.
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