Historical Events in August 1919

  • Aug 1 Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam
  • Aug 1 Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek

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Aug 4 Rodin Museum opens in Paris in The hôtel Biron containing works left to the state by the sculptor Auguste Rodin

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin
  • Aug 4 The Communist Bela Kun comes to power in Hungary
  • Aug 6 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
  • Aug 6 Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest
  • Aug 8 Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognise Afghanistan's independence
  • Aug 10 Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine

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Aug 11 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Aug 11 Weimar Republic begins in Germany
  • Aug 13 Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
  • Aug 14 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
  • Aug 14 Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play
  • Aug 18 Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 19 Afghanistan declares independence from UK
  • Aug 20 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)
  • Aug 23 "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune
  • Aug 24 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
  • Aug 25 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
  • Aug 28 General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
  • Aug 30 Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung" premieres in Berlin
  • Aug 31 John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
  • Aug 31 Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group
  • Aug 31 Ukranian (Petlyura) Army recaptures Kiev