Today in History, English
Today in History, English

94291August 19Death2013 – Musa'id bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1923)
94292August 19Death2013 – Russell S. Doughten, American director and producer (b. 1927)
94293August 19Death2013 – Abdul Rahim Hatif, Afghan politician, 8th President of Afghanistan (b. 1926)
94294August 19Death2013 – Donna Hightower, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
94295August 19Death2013 – José Sarria, American drag queen performer, founded the Imperial Court System (b. 1922)
94296August 19Death2013 – Lee Thompson Young, American actor (b. 1984)
94297August 19Death2013 – Cedar Walton, American pianist and composer (b. 1934)
94298August 19Death2014 – Samih al-Qasim, Palestinian poet and journalist (b. 1939)
94299August 19Death2014 – Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist (b. 1927)
94300August 19Death2014 – James Foley, American photographer and journalist (b. 1973)
94301August 19Death2014 – Brian G. Hutton, American actor and director (b. 1935)
94302August 19Death2014 – Adyar K. Lakshman, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
94303August 19Death2014 – Candida Lycett Green, Irish-English journalist and author (b. 1942)
94304August 19Death2014 – Odessa Sathyan, Indian director and producer (b. 1957)
94305August 19Death2015 – George Houser, American minister and activist (b. 1916)
94306August 19Death2015 – Antonio Larreta, Uruguayan actor and critic (b. 1922)
94307August 19Death2015 – Sanat Mehta, Indian activist and politician (b. 1935)
94308August 19Death2015 – Russell Poole, American police officer (b. 1956)
94309August 19Death2015 – Doudou N'Diaye Rose, Senegalese drummer, composer, and bandleader (b. 1930)
94310August 19Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Bernardo TolomeiEzequiel Moreno y DíazFeast of the Transfiguration (Julian calendar), and its related observances:Buhe (Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church)Saviour's Transfiguration, popularly known as the "Apples Feast" (Russian Orthod
94311August 19Holiday and observanceAfghan Independence Day, commemorates the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, granting Afghanistan independence from Britain
94312August 19Holiday and observanceAugust Revolution Commemoration Day (Vietnam)
94313August 19Holiday and observanceManuel Luis Quezón Day (Quezon City and other places in The Philippines named after Manuel L. Quezon)
94314August 19Holiday and observanceNational Aviation Day (United States)
94315August 19Holiday and observanceNational Potato Day (United States)
94316August 19Holiday and observanceWorld Humanitarian Day (International)
94317August 20Event14 – Agrippa Postumus, adopted son of the late Roman emperor Augustus, is executed by his guards while in exile under mysterious circumstances.
94318August 20Event636 – Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
94319August 20Event917 – Battle of Acheloos: Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeats a Byzantine army.
94320August 20Event1000 – The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen, celebrated as a National Day in Hungary.

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