What Happened on August 19, 1851

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCharles E. Hires

Charles E. Hires, American pharmacist, inventor and manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1947)

Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer Charles E. Hires
Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer
Charles E. Hires
  • Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)

Famous Deaths

  • Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80