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Saturday October 19, 2019

October 19: Day of the Week

October 19, 2019 is the 292nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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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.
  • 1789
    Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1904
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
  • 1921
    Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
  • 1943
    Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
  • 2003
    Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.

Who were born on October 19?

  • 1862
    Auguste Lumière, French inventor (d. 1954)
  • 1907
    Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • 1917
    Walter Munk, Austrian-born American oceanographer
  • 1946
    Philip Pullman, English writer
  • 1949
    Jamie McGrigor, British politician
  • 1954
    Joe Bryant, American basketball player
  • 1955
    Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • 1966
    Dimitris Lyacos, Greek poet and playwright
  • 1980
    José Bautista, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982
    Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer

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