This Day in History on 19 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 19 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Humanitarian Day

Important Events

1862 – American Indian Wars: During an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.

1909 – The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

2013 – The Dhamara Ghat train accident kills at least 37 people in the Indian state of Bihar.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1887 – S. Satyamurti, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1943)

1907 – Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian, author, and scholar (d. 1979)

1913 – Peter Kemp, Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1993)

1928 – Shiv Prasaad Singh, Indian Hindi writer(d.1998)

1965 – Hemant Birje, Indian actor\

1967 – Khandro Rinpoche, Indian spiritual leader

Death/ Death Anniversary

2000 – Bineshwar Brahma, Indian poet, author, and educator (b. 1948)

2015 – Sanat Mehta, Indian activist and politician (b. 1935)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History