October 19: Day of the Week
October 19, 2020 was the 293rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 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.
- 1864Battle of Cedar Creek – Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys a Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
- 1912Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
- 1944United States forces land in the Philippines.
- 1956The Soviet Union and Japan sign a Joint Declaration, officially ending the state of war between the two countries that had existed since August 1945.
- 1973President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.
- 2004Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
- 2005Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1718Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (d. 1804)
- 1850Annie Smith Peck, American mountaineer (d. 1935)
- 1900Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
- 1909Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
- 1928Lou Scheimer, American animation producer
- 1948Dave Mallow, American voice actor
- 1954Deborah Blum, American writer
- 1956Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
- 1965Ty Pennington, American television personality
- 1973Hicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player
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