What happened this day in history October 19

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

  • 439
    The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
  • 1512
    Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).
  • 1781
    At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis’ sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau.
  • 1805
    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.
  • 1822
    In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí.
  • 1866
    Venice - Annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy - At Hotel Europa, Austria hands over Veneto to France, which hands it immediately over to Italy.
  • 1912
    Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1943
    Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 1969
    The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
  • 1986
    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?

  • 1433
    Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (d. 1499)
  • 1910
    Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (d. 1980)
  • 1917
    Walter Munk, Austrian-born American oceanographer
  • 1918
    Charles Evans, British mountaineer (d. 1995)
  • 1920
    Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1943
    Robin Holloway, British composer
  • 1944
    George McCrae, American soul singer
  • 1967
    Davina McCall, English television presenter
  • 1968
    Rodney Carrington, American actor and comedian
  • 1989
    Miroslav Stoch, Slovakian footballer

Who died on October 19?

  • 1216
    King John of England (b. 1167)
  • 1587
    Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1541)
  • 1682
    Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)
  • 1790
    Lyman Hall, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1724)
  • 1889
    King Louis of Portugal (b. 1838)
  • 1901
    Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
  • 1964
    Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (b. 1885)
  • 1985
    Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  • 1995
    Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)

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