Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1692 Salem witch trials: in Salem, Massachusetts, Province of Massachusetts Bay five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft. Make Believe Witchcraft Make Believe
2 1839 The French government announces that Louis Daguerre's photographic process is a gift "free to the world". Circulatory System Days to Come (In Photographs) Circulatory System
3 1934 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio. Arab Strap (Afternoon) Soaps Philophobia
4 1989 Raid on offshore pirate station, Radio Caroline in North Sea by British and Dutch governments. The Beach Boys Caroline, No Radio Promo (Mike) UM 14 Disc 4
5 2005 A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell. Classics IV Stormy Stormy
6 2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait. Yuck Operation Yuck

(Historical facts about August 19 are from Wikipedia.)

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