Coco Chanel was Born on This Day In History, August 19, 1883

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August 19, 1983: Coco Chanel was born on this day in 1883. Coco Chanel was the French designer who founded the fashion house, Chanel. She emerged as one of the most influential sportswear designers in the 1920s. The Chanel fashion house lives on today as one of the most prestigious brands in fashion and is currently under the creative direction of Karl Lagerfeld.

1909: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500, hosted it's first race on this day.
1934: Adolf Hitler became the President of Germany.
1946: Former US President, Bill Clinton was born on this day in Hope, Arkansas.
1980: A Saudi Airlines flight performed an emergency landing because of an onboard fire started by passengers cooking with a portable butane stove. While the place landed, the blazing fire took the lives of 301 people onboard.
2004: Google went public with an initial public offering on the NASDAQ, Google (GOOG) traded at $85.
2013: Bank of America confirms that a pre-graduate intern died in London.

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Coco Chanel was Born on This Day In History, August 19, 1883
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver, (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Temple University in Philadelphia. Katz and six others died when his private jet crashed during takeoff on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Massachusetts. He was 72. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Former President Bill Clinton waves while touring the Stout Street Health Center and Renaissance Stout Street Lofts, in Denver, Monday, June 23, 2014. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is nearly done building the facility. The $35 million development, set to open next month, was built in part using the New Market Tax Credit program signed into law by Clinton in 2000, his final year in office. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, and former head of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency for Aceh (BRR) Kuntoro Mangkusubroto wave at reporters during their visit to a tsunami evacuation facility in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Clinton is on a one-day visit to inspect the progress of the development of the the region almost a decade after it was devastated by Indian Ocean tsunami. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during the closing session on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton displays the thumbs up symbol during a visit to a kitchen run by Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-governmental organization, in Jaipur, India, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The kitchen feeds thousands of students in government schools under the Indian government’s mid-day meal scheme. Clinton will also visit Lucknow city during his current India tour. (AP Photo/ Deepak Sharma)
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, second left, serves food to a schoolboy at a kitchen run by Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-governmental organization, in Jaipur, India, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The kitchen feeds thousands of students in government schools under the Indian government’s mid-day meal scheme. Clinton will also visit Lucknow city during his current India tour. (AP Photo/ Deepak Sharma)
Former President Bill Clinton waves goodbye following the closing session of the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former President Bill Clinton speaks alongside Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley during the closing session on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former President Bill Clinton gestures during a televised conversation hosted by Bloomberg TV titled A New Competitive Era: America in the World, on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during a televised conversation hosted by Bloomberg TV's Willow Bay, right, titled "A New Competitive Era: America in the World," on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former President Bill Clinton has a discussion with David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press, during a session of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former President Bill Clinton ssmiles while touring the Stout Street Health Center and Renaissance Stout Street Lofts, in Denver, Monday, June 23, 2014. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is nearly done building the facility. The $35 million development, set to open next month, was built in part using the New Market Tax Credit program signed into law by Clinton in 2000, his final year in office. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Ohio Democratic Party annual state dinner Friday, June 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Temple University in Philadelphia. Katz and six others died when his private jet crashed during takeoff on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Massachusetts. He was 72. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Former President Bill Clinton speaks about the importance of presidential centers at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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