On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1913

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Frenchman Adolphe Célestin Pégoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)
  • Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)