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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1216King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.
- 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.
- 1822In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí.
- 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).
- 1974Niue becomes a self-governing colony of New Zealand.
- 1987In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran’s offshore oil platforms.
- 2004Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1882Umberto Boccioni, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1916)
- 1895Frank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d. 1999)
- 1907Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
- 1913Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
- 1957Karl Wallinger, Welsh musician
- 1957Ray Richmond, American columnist and critic
- 1961Sunny Deol, Indian actor
- 1966Roger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor
- 1969Trey Parker, American cartoonist and actor
- 1982Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer
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