On this day, Aug. 19 …
2004: Google begins trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, ending the day up $15.34 at $100.34.
Also on this day:
1812: The USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off Nova Scotia during the War of 1812, earning the nickname “Old Ironsides.”1848: The New York Herald reports the discovery of gold in California.1909: The first automobile races are run at the just-opened Indianapolis Motor Speedway.1934: A plebiscite in Germany approves the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler.1976: President Gerald R. Ford wins the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Kansas City.1980: Saudi Arabian L-1011 makes a fiery emergency return to the Riyadh airport as 301 passengers die.1982: Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the second woman to be launched into space.1990: Leonard Bernstein conducts what turned out to be the last concert of his career at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the program ends with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.2009: Don Hewitt, the TV news pioneer who’d created CBS’ “60 Minutes,” dies at his Long Island, N.Y., home at age 86.2014: A video released by Islamic State militants purports to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. Manafort faces his second sentencing hearing in his many weeks, with a judge expected to tack on additional prison time beyond the roughly four-year punishment he has already received. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
2017: Paul Manafort resigns as campaign chairman for Donald Trump.