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Tuesday October 19, 2021

October 19: Day of the Week

October 19, 2021 is the 292nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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

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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.

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October 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 1904
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
  • 1921
    Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
  • 1933
    Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
  • 1943
    Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 1944
    United States forces land in the Philippines.
  • 1987
    In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran’s offshore oil platforms.
  • 1989
    The convictions of the Guildford Four are quashed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, after they had spent 15 years in prison.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
  • 2007
    Philippines: A bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati. The blast killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.

Who were born on October 19?

  • 1688
    William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)
  • 1873
    Jaap Eden, Dutch skater and cyclist (d. 1925)
  • 1915
    Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1922
    Jack Anderson, American journalist (d. 2005)
  • 1927
    Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter
  • 1941
    Simon Ward, British actor
  • 1961
    Sunny Deol, Indian actor
  • 1978
    Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer
  • 1981
    Christian Bautista, Philippine singer
  • 1981
    Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver

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