August 19 in history: First and only Olympic cricket match begins, and more

Here is what happened in the history today.

1900

First and only Olympic cricket match begins in Paris; England vs France.

(Photograph:WION)

1919

Afghanistan Gains Independence From the UK after nearly 100 years.

(Photograph:WION)

1953

Iran Prime Minister Mosaddegh is overthrown in coup orchestrated by UK and the US.

(Photograph:WION)

1991

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is briefly ousted in coup by opponents.

(Photograph:WION)

2010

Operation Iraqi Freedom ends as the last of US combat teams departs Iraq.

(Photograph:WION)

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