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 - Hurricane Bob
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1991: Hurricane Bob makes landfall in Rhode Island as a Category 2 hurricane. The storm, the second costliest U.S. hurricane at the time, left extensive damage throughout New England in its wake, totaling approximately $1.5 billion and killing 15 people.

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