19 August 2021: This day in history

43 BC: Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul

1839: Details of Louis Daguerre’s 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

1942: World War II: Over 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France

1988: Iran and Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)

1991: Conservative members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union attempt to depose Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup d’état

2010: Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait


Source: Onthisday.com

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