19 August It Happened Today
1662 Death of French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal.
1750 Birth of Italian composer Antonio Salieri.
1871 Birth of American aviation pioneer Orville Wright.
1883 Birth of French fashion designer Coco Chanel.
1977 Death of American comedy actor Groucho Marx.
1987 A lone gunman kills 14 people in Hungerford, Berkshire.
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev is toppled as leader of the Soviet Union.