As we speak in HistoryToday is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2022. There are 134 days left within the 12 months.As we speak’s Spotlight in Historical past:On Aug. 19, 1960, a tribunal in Moscow convicted American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage. (Though sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment, Powers was returned to america in 1962 as a part of a prisoner change.)On this date:In A.D. 14, Caesar Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting 4 a long time; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius.In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat arrived in Albany, two days after leaving New York.In 1812, the usConstitution defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere off Nova Scotia through the Conflict of 1812, incomes the nickname “Previous Ironsides.”In 1814, through the Conflict of 1812, British forces landed at Benedict, Maryland, with the target of capturing Washington D.C.In 1848, the New York Herald reported the invention of gold in California.In 1934, a plebiscite in Germany accepted the vesting of sole govt energy in Adolf Hitler.In 1942, throughout World Conflict II, about 6,000 Canadian and British troopers launched a disastrous raid in opposition to the Germans at Dieppe, France, struggling greater than 50-percent casualties.In 1955, torrential rains attributable to Hurricane Diane resulted in extreme flooding within the northeastern U.S., claiming some 200 lives.In 1980, 301 folks aboard a Saudi Arabian L-1011 died because the jetliner made a fiery emergency return to the Riyadh airport.In 1987, a gun collector ran by way of Hungerford, England, 60 miles west of London, killing 16 folks, together with his mom, earlier than turning his gun on himself. In 2010, the final American fight brigade exited Iraq, seven years and 5 months after the U.S.-led invasion started. In 2020, Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vp in a speech to the celebration’s digital conference, cementing her place in historical past as the primary Black lady on a significant celebration ticket. Apple turned the primary U.S. firm to boast a market worth of $2 trillion, simply two years after turning into the primary U.S. firm with a $1 trillion market worth.Ten years in the past: Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, stated in an interview on KTVI-TV in St. Louis that it was “actually uncommon” for ladies to turn out to be pregnant after they have been raped. (Akin afterwards backed off his on-air feedback, saying that he’d misspoken; Akin misplaced the November election to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.) Tony Scott, 68, director of such Hollywood hits as “High Gun,” and “Days of Thunder,” died in Los Angeles after leaping from a suspension bridge.5 years in the past: Hundreds of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans and denouncing white nationalism upstaged a small group of conservatives in Boston who had gathered for a “free speech rally.” In Dallas, police on horseback broke up a scuffle at a cemetery between folks rallying in opposition to white supremacy and supporters of Accomplice monuments. Duke College eliminated a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized. Comic and activist Dick Gregory, who broke racial obstacles within the Nineteen Sixties and later unfold messages of social justice and dietary well being, died in Washington, D.C., on the age of 84.One 12 months in the past: Because the Taliban moved to consolidate their rule lower than per week after seizing energy in Afghanistan, they violently dispersed scattered protests for a second day. At Kabul’s airport, navy evacuation flights continued for People and others in search of to depart, however entry to the airport remained tough. A standoff in Texas over new voting restrictions that gridlocked the state Capitol for 38 consecutive days ended when some Democrats who fled to Washington dropped their holdout, paving the best way for Republicans to renew pushing an elections overhaul. (The overhaul would win legislative approval on Aug. 31.)As we speak’s Birthdays: Actor Debra Paget is 89. USTA Jap Tennis Corridor of Famer Renee Richards is 88. Former MLB All-Star Bobby Richardson is 87. Actor Diana Muldaur is 84. Actor Jill St. John is 82. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 79. Nation singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 78. Rock singer Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) is 77. Former President Invoice Clinton is 76. Actor Gerald McRaney is 75. Actor Jim Carter is 74. Pop singer-musician Elliot Lurie (Trying Glass) is 74. Rock musician John Deacon (Queen) is 71. Bluegrass musician Marc Pruett (Balsam Vary) is 71. Actor-director Jonathan Frakes is 70. Political advisor Mary Matalin is 69. Actor Peter Gallagher is 67. Actor Adam Arkin is 66. Singer-songwriter Gary Chapman is 65. Actor Martin Donovan is 65. Professional Soccer Corridor-of-Famer Anthony Munoz is 64. R&B singer Ivan Neville is 63. Actor Eric Lutes is 60. Actor John Stamos is 59. Actor Kyra Sedgwick is 57. Actor Kevin Dillon is 57. Nation singer Lee Ann Womack is 56. TV reporter Tabitha Soren is 55. Nation singer-songwriter Mark McGuinn is 54. Actor Matthew Perry is 53. Nation singer Clay Walker is 53. Rapper Fats Joe is 52. Olympic gold medal tennis participant Mary Joe Fernandez is 51. Actor Tracie Thoms is 47. Actor Callum Blue is 45. Nation singer Rissi (REE’-see) Palmer is 41. Actor Erika Christensen is 40. Actor Melissa Fumero is 40. Pop singer Missy Higgins is 39. Actor Peter Mooney is 39. Actor Tammin Sursok is 39. Olympic silver medal snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis (jay-kuh-BEHL’-ihs) is 37. Actor J. Evan Bonifant is 37. Rapper Romeo is 33. Actor Ethan Cutkosky is 23.