A day of racial violence that split New York City ultimately led to reconciliation and healing on this day in history. The HAN Network’s Donald Eng takes a look back at that moment in time along with a lot more of what happened on Aug. 19.
Some of the historical moments on this day included the execution of five people convicted of witch craft in Salem, Massachusetts Bay, back in the late 17th Century. Nearly 100 years later, the American Revolutionary War's final battle victory for British loyalists during the frontier portion of the war for independence. Just 30 years later, the USS Constitution defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.