Today in History – August 19
On August 19, 1814, during the War of 1812, British troops under the command of Major General Robert Ross and Rear Admiral George Cockburn landed at Benedict, Maryland, on the shores of the Patuxent River. Continue reading.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) first aired Saturday morning television shows for children on August 19, 1950. Continue reading.
Click here to search Today in History for other historic moments.