Sunday 19 August 2018


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Difference :
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Full moon :
26/08 13:57

New moon :
09/09 20:02

22 jours depuis la dernière lune

It happened one 19 August

1942 : Operation Jubilee Failed

On August 19, 1942, Canadian and British troops tried to take control of the port of Dieppe from the Germans in Operation Jubilee. Half of the soldiers involved (3600 men) died during the attempt.

1953 : Coup in Iran with the assistance of the United States

On August 19, 1953, the United States participated in a military coup to regain power from the Prime Minister Mossadeq and reinstall the Shah.
Mossadeq, Prime Minister since 1951, had enjoyed strong popular support and had decided to nationalize the Iranian oil to the chagrin of the British and Americans. When he saw that the Shah and the British and American intelligence wanted to overtrow him, Mossadeq called his supporters to demonstrate in the streets. The Shah fled the country and the British withdrew but the Americans who feared that Mossadeq was led by Moscow, staged a coup with the military loyal to the Shah. Mossadeq was arrested and the Shah returned to power until 1979. The Americans paid their misjudgment after the Revolution of 1979.

1980 : Fire kills 301 passengers on a plane in Saudi Arabia

On August 19, 1980, a fire broke out aboard a Saudi plane which had just taken off from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The fire came from a butane gas stove used by passengers to cook their own food. The plane managed to return to the track but none of the passengers could escape from the burning aircraft.

2003 : Suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem

On August 19, 2003, a Hamas suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus in Jerusalem. 23 people, including seven children were killed and 130 others were injured.

Latest news : 19 August

Independence Day in Afghanistan
August 19 is Independence Day in Afghanistan, which commemorates its independence guaranteed by the Treaty of Rawalpindi signed on 19 August 1919. Afghanistan was not part of the British Empire but did not control its foreign affairs. The treaty which was signed at the end of the third Anglo-Afghan war of 1919, gave this control to the Afghans and confirmed the boundaries of the territory.

Quote of the day : 19 August

Bill Clinton
When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web... Now even my cat has its own page.

Birthdays : 19 August

Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian politician and abolitionist (1849)
Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer (1871)
Manuel L. Quezon, 2nd president of the Philippines (1878)
Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (1883)
Colleen Moore, American actress (1888)
Malcolm Forbes, American publisher (1919)
Johnny Nash, American singer (1940)
Ian Gillan, English singer (Deep Purple) (1945)
Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States (1946)
John Deacon, English musician (Queen) (1951)
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, French politician (1951)
Nanni Moretti, Italian actor and director (1953)
Peter Gallagher, American actor (1955)
Valérie Kaprisky, French actress (1962)
Patrick Pelloux, French ER (1963)
John Stamos, American actor (1963)
Kevin Dillon, American actor (1965)
Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director (1965)
Kyra Sedgwick, American actress (1965)
Matthew Perry, American actor (1969)
Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer (1973)
Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist (1977)

They left us one 19 August

Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (1662)
Sergei Diaghilev, Founder of the Ballets Russes (1929)
Federico García Lorca, Spanish writer (1936)
Alcide De Gasperi, Prime Minister of Italy (1945 - 1953) (1954)
Groucho Marx, American comedian (1977)
Linus Pauling, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Nobel Peace Prize (1994)
Pierre Schaeffer, French composer (1995)
Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (2001)

Tip of the Day : 19 August

Prevent cats from the neighborhood to come hanging out in your garden

Feral or stray cats, especially males, can be a great nuisance when they spray urine or fight in your garden.
To avoid this, if you have a female cat at home, you must to spay her.
In addition to avoiding crowds of male cats under your windows, it will protect the health of your cat.
Furthermore, do not leave garbage bags out unless they are in a tightly closed container.
You can also spray the areas where cats have urinated with products containing lemon or any odor neutralizer.
You can also install a motion-detecting sprinkler system in strategic locations. Cats hate water and they quickly learn from their bad experiences.

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Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed