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  • Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 19, 1871

    The Wright brothers

    Orville Birth

    Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 19, 1871

    Orville in Dayton, Ohio, in 1871.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Aug 19, 1977

    Rosa Parks

    Her Husband's Death

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Aug 19, 1977

    Her husband died of throat cancer on August 19, 1977, and her brother, her only sibling, died of cancer that November. Her personal ordeals caused her to become removed from the civil rights movement.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 19, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    SummerSlam (2001)

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 19, 2001

    The Rock defeated Booker T, at SummerSlam, to win the WCW Championship for the first time.




  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 19, 2004

    Google LLC

    Google's Initial Public Offering (IPO)

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 19, 2004

    Google's initial public offering (IPO) took place five years later, on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for 20 years, until the year 2024. At IPO, the company offered 19,605,052 shares at a price of $85 per share. Shares were sold in an online auction format using a system built by Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, underwriters for the deal. The sale of $1.67 billion gave Google a market capitalization of more than $23 billion.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

    Bart Millard

    Hymned Again

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

    Millard did the second of his two hymn albums because he realized that the church he was attending did not sing hymns, and he wanted his children to have hymns as a part of their lives.




  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 19, 2013

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Hacked

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 19, 2013

    On August 19, 2013, The Washington Post reported that Zuckerberg's Facebook profile was hacked by an unemployed web developer.




  • Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring Quietside LLC

    Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

    On 19 August 2014, Samsung said it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC as part of its push to strengthen its "smart home" business. A Samsung Electronics spokesman said the South Korean company acquired 100 percent of Quietside, but declined to elaborate on the price or other details.


  • Worldwide
    Wednesday Aug 19, 2020

    Lothar Meyer

    Google celebrated his 190th birthday

    Worldwide
    Wednesday Aug 19, 2020

    On 19 August 2020, Google celebrated his 190th birthday with a Google Doodle.


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