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Friday October 19, 2018

October 19: Day of the Week

October 19, 2018 was the 292nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1812
    Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
  • 1864
    Battle of Cedar Creek – Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys a Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
  • 1935
    The League of Nations places economic sanctions on fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.
  • 1943
    Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
  • 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?

  • 1680
    John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)
  • 1718
    Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (d. 1804)
  • 1814
    Theodoros Vryzakis, Greek painter (d. 1878)
  • 1900
    Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • 1915
    Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1947
    Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian comic strip artist
  • 1949
    Jamie McGrigor, British politician
  • 1956
    Bruce Weber, American basketball coach
  • 1966
    Roger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor
  • 1979
    José Luis López, Mexican footballer

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