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Today in History: August 19
Today in History: August 19
Among today's events in history, Soviet hard-liners stunned the world by announcing that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power in 1991.
Today in History: August 18
Today in History: August 18
Among today's events in history, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women's right to vote, was ratified in 1920.
Today in History: August 17
Today in History: August 17
Among today's events in history, Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippi coast as a Category 5 storm that was blamed for 256 U.S. deaths in 1969.
Today in History: August 16
Today in History: August 16
Among today's events in history, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42 in 1977.
Today in History: August 15
Today in History: August 15
Among today's events in history, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York in 1969.
Today in History: August 14
Today in History: August 14
Among today's events in history, President Harry S. Truman announced in 1945 that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.
Today in History: August 13
Today in History: August 13
Among today's events in history, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin's eastern and western sectors in 1961 before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years.
Today in History: August 12
Today in History: August 12
Among today's events in history, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York in 1981.
Today in History: August 11
Today in History: August 11
Among today's events in history, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles in 1965.
Today in History: August 10
Today in History: August 10
Among today's events in history, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.