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Thursday October 19, 2023

October 19: Day of the Week

October 19, 2023 was the 292nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2023

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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.

October 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1864
    St. Albans Raid – Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
  • 1914
    The First Battle of Ypres begins.
  • 1935
    The League of Nations places economic sanctions on fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.
  • 1954
    First ascent of Cho Oyu.
  • 1956
    The Soviet Union and Japan sign a Joint Declaration, officially ending the state of war between the two countries that had existed since August 1945.
  • 1987
    Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
  • 2001
    SIEV-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.
  • 2005
    Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

Who were born on October 19?

  • 1276
    Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1328)
  • 1680
    John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)
  • 1899
    Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
  • 1907
    Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • 1957
    Dorinda Clark-Cole, American gospel singer
  • 1957
    Karl Wallinger, Welsh musician
  • 1968
    Rodney Carrington, American actor and comedian
  • 1969
    Trey Parker, American cartoonist and actor
  • 1976
    Omar Gooding, American actor
  • 1985
    Terry Etim, English mixed martial artist

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