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 - Otto Frank
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1980: Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, dies of lung cancer at age 91 on Birsfelden, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland. He was the sole member of his family to survive the Holocaust after the Franks, including his wife Edith and his daughters, Anne and Margot, were captured in August 1944 after hiding for two years in secret annex in Amsterdam. After receiving Anne's diary and papers, he arranged for their publication in 1947.

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