On this day: August 19

Published On: Aug 15 2013 01:30:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 19 2016 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 - Hungerford massacre
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1987: In Hungerford, England, Michael Ryan shoots and kills 16 people, including his mother, with an assault rifle and then commits suicide. He also wounded 15 other people in the attack. In the wake of the massacre, the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 was passed in the United Kingdom, which banned the ownership of semi-automatic centerfire rifles and restricted the use of shotguns with a capacity of more than three cartridges.

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