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 - Battle of Blue Licks
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1782: The Battle of Blue Licks, the last major engagement of the American Revolutionary War, ends with the overwhelming defeat of Kentucky militiamen by a combined force of American and Canadian loyalists and American Indians in what is now Robertson County, Kentucky. The battle came almost 10 months after the surrender of the British commander Charles Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown, which had effectively ended the war in the east.

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