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On this day: August 19

Published On: Aug 15 2013 01:30:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 19 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts its first auto race, The Beatles kick off their first American concert tour, Groucho Marx dies, Mike Tyson returns to the ring, and the last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq, all on this day.

OTD August 19 - Liberation of Paris
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1944: The Liberation of Paris begins during World War II with an uprising by the French Resistance against German occupation of the city. With the help of Allied troops, German forces eventually surrendered on Aug. 25.

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