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TODAY IN HISTORY - AUGUST 19



• 1871 – Birth day of Orville Wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founded the Wright Company (Death on 1948)

• 1906 – Birth day of Philo Farnsworth, American inventor, invented the Fusor (Death on 1971)

• 1909 – The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

• 1940 – First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.


• 1948 – Death Day of P. Krishna Pilla was a Communist revolutionary from Kerala, India, Kerala's First Communist, Founder of the Communist movement in Kerala, and poet. (Birth on 14 October 1906)

• 1964 – Syncom 3, the first geostationary communication satellite, was launched.

• 1967 – Birth day of Satya Nadella, Current CEO of Microsoft.




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