October 19: Day of the Week
October 19, 2022 is the 292nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1812Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
- 1864St. Albans Raid – Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
- 1900Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission (Planck’s law).
- 1943Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
- 1944United States forces land in the Philippines.
- 1976Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
- 2004Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
- 2005Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
- 2005Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1610James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (d. 1688)
- 1784James Henry Leigh Hunt, English Romantic critic, essayist, and poet (d. 1859)
- 1862Auguste Lumière, French inventor (d. 1954)
- 1900Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
- 1918Russel Kirk, American author and political theorist (d. 1994)
- 1953Lionel Hollins, American basketball player and coach
- 1963Prince Laurent of Belgium
- 1966Sinitta, American singer
- 1970Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor
- 1978James Roberts, British Ice Hockey Player
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