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 - Gerald Ford
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

1976: President Gerald R. Ford wins the Republican presidential nomination at the party's national convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Ford, who had ascended to the presidency when President Richard Nixon resigned in August 1974, would ultimately be denied a full term, losing to the Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter.

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