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On this day: August 19

Published On: Aug 15 2013 01:30:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 19 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts its first auto race, The Beatles kick off their first American concert tour, Groucho Marx dies, Mike Tyson returns to the ring, and the last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq, all on this day.

OTD August 19 - Augustus
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A.D. 14: Augustus, the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, dies at age 75 in Nola, Italia, Roman Empire. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, he was adopted posthumously by his maternal great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar following Caesar's assassination and ruled from Jan. 16, 27 B.C., until his death.

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