On This Day

Historical Events on August 19 (Part 2)

  • 2020 Largest floods in 70 years wet the toes of giant 71m Leshan Buddha carved by a river just outside Chengdu, China with 100,000 people evacuated
  • 2020 US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says he will suspend controversial plan to cut costs until after the election
  • 2020 Golfing dinner termed #GolfGatet appearing to flout COVID-19 restrictions, attended by Irish political figures, prompts two politicians to later resign
  • 2021 Iran's official COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000 amid its fifth wave of infections, according to its Health Ministry