August 19, 1812: The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.
Dec 31, 1969
August 19, 1934: Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer.
August 19, 1936: Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War.
August 19, 1960: American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow.
August 19, 1977: Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.