October 19: Day of the Week
October 19, 2019 is the 292nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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October 19 Historical Event(s)
- 202 BCSecond Punic War: At the Battle of Zama, Roman legions under Scipio Africanus defeat Hannibal Barca, leader of the army defending Carthage.
- 1216King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.
- 1386The Universität Heidelberg held its first lecture, making it the oldest German university.
- 1466The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
- 1781At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis’ sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau.
- 1914The First Battle of Ypres begins.
- 1933Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
- 1950The People’s Liberation Army takes control of the town of Qamdo; this is sometimes called the “Invasion of Tibet”.
- 1973President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.
- 2001SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1718Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (d. 1804)
- 1885Charles Merrill, American investment banker (d. 1956)
- 1920Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- 1945Martin Welz, South African journalist and editor
- 1948Patrick Simmons, American musician
- 1954Sam Allardyce, English football manager
- 1959Nir Barkat, Israeli politician
- 1963Prince Laurent of Belgium
- 1969John Edward, American TV Psychic
- 1973Hicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player
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