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Monday October 19, 2020

October 19: Day of the Week

October 19, 2020 is the 293rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 202 BC
    Second Punic War: At the Battle of Zama, Roman legions under Scipio Africanus defeat Hannibal Barca, leader of the army defending Carthage.
  • 1216
    King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission (Planck’s law).
  • 1904
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
  • 1943
    Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 1954
    First ascent of Cho Oyu.
  • 1973
    President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.
  • 1976
    Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • 1986
    Samora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others die when their Tupolev 134 plane crashes into the Lebombo Mountains.

Who were born on October 19?

  • 1903
    Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (d. 1971)
  • 1918
    Russel Kirk, American author and political theorist (d. 1994)
  • 1926
    Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1945
    John Lithgow, American actor
  • 1956
    Bruce Weber, American basketball coach
  • 1973
    Joaquin Gage, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Henri Sorvali, Finnish musician
  • 1982
    Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer
  • 1984
    Kaio de Almeida, Brazilian swimmer
  • 1993
    Abby Sunderland, American sailor

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