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 - Ty Cobb
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1921: Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers becomes the fourth major-leaguer to reach 3,000 career hits. He would go on to collect a total of 4,191 hits in his career before retiring in 1928, setting a career hits record that stood until Pete Rose passed him on Sept. 11, 1985.

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