On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1851

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 Catholic Party politician and 19th Prime Minister of Belgium (1908-11), born in Wilsele, Belgium (d. 1917)

Famous Deaths

  • Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80
1851 Highlights

About August 19, 1851

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 169 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo