On this day: August 19

Published On: Aug 15 2013 01:30:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 19 2014 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 - Soap Box Derby
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All-American Soap Box Derby

1934: The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio. The national winner was Robert Turner of Muncie, Indiana, who made his car from the wood of a saloon bar.

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