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 - Orville Wright
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1871: Aviator Orville Wright, who with his brother Wilbur is credited with inventing the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, is born in Dayton, Ohio.

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