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Monday October 19, 2020

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.

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

October 2020

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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)

  • 1386
    The Universität Heidelberg held its first lecture, making it the oldest German university.
  • 1466
    The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
  • 1781
    At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis’ sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau.
  • 1864
    Battle of Cedar Creek – Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys a Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
  • 1912
    Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1944
    United States forces land in the Philippines.
  • 1956
    The Soviet Union and Japan sign a Joint Declaration, officially ending the state of war between the two countries that had existed since August 1945.
  • 1973
    President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.
  • 2004
    Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
  • 2005
    Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

Who were born on October 19?

  • 1718
    Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (d. 1804)
  • 1850
    Annie Smith Peck, American mountaineer (d. 1935)
  • 1900
    Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • 1909
    Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
  • 1928
    Lou Scheimer, American animation producer
  • 1948
    Dave Mallow, American voice actor
  • 1954
    Deborah Blum, American writer
  • 1956
    Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
  • 1965
    Ty Pennington, American television personality
  • 1973
    Hicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player

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