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It happened on a… August 19


Apple becomes the 1st US company to be valued at $2 trillion, just 2 years after it reached $1 trillion valuation.


US Food and Drug administration approves Female Viagra libido pill Addyi.


“The Fame”, debut album by Lady Gaga, is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, Best Electronic/Dance Album 2009).


German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins the Hungarian Grand prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship and equal Alain Prost’s record of 51 Grand Prix victories.


All-star Baseball pitcher Claude ‘Frenchy’ Raymond, native of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, joins Montreal Expos after playing for the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox.


Sputnik program: Korabl-Sputnik 2 – the Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants.


About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France. They suffered about 50 percent casualties.


Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive power in Germany as Fuehrer.


The first car race to be run on brick occurred at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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