Today In History-August 19

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Associated Press

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 19 at 6:41 AM

Highlights of this day in history: Soviet hard-liners mount a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev; Nazi Germany ratifies Adolf Hitler's powers; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers convicted by Soviet tribunal; Comedian Groucho Marx dies

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