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 - Shannon Faulkner
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1995: After five days, Shannon Faulkner quits as the first female cadet to enroll at The Citadel, citing emotional and psychological abuse and physical exhaustion. Faulkner, who enrolled following a successful lawsuit against the South Carolina military academy, underwent four hours of training and then spent the remainder of the first week in the infirmary.

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