What are the important events that happened on October 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
October 19: Facts & Myths About This Day
October 19 is the 293rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 6, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,717,760 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontatrigon’ day.
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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 116 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,859 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 19 Historical Events
The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).
At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis’ sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau.
Napoleonic Wars: Austrian General Mack surrenders his army to the Grand Army of Napoleon at the Battle of Ulm. 30,000 prisoners are captured and 10,000 casualties inflicted on the losers.
In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí.
Venice - Annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy - At Hotel Europa, Austria hands over Veneto to France, which hands it immediately over to Italy.
Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
Samora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others die when their Tupolev 134 plane crashes into the Lebombo Mountains.
Who were born on October 19?
Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (d. 1499)
Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (d. 1980)
Walter Munk, Austrian-born American oceanographer
Charles Evans, British mountaineer (d. 1995)
Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (d. 2009)
Robin Holloway, British composer
George McCrae, American soul singer
Davina McCall, English television presenter
Rodney Carrington, American actor and comedian
Miroslav Stoch, Slovakian footballer
Who died on October 19?
King John of England (b. 1167)
Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1541)
Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)
Lyman Hall, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1724)
King Louis of Portugal (b. 1838)
Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (b. 1885)
Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1936)
Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)
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