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

The Life of  Coco Chanel
The Life of Coco Chanel

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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