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.
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 BCSecond Punic War: At the Battle of Zama, Roman legions under Scipio Africanus defeat Hannibal Barca, leader of the army defending Carthage.
- 1789Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
- 1866Venice - Annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy - At Hotel Europa, Austria hands over Veneto to France, which hands it immediately over to Italy.
- 1904Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
- 1921Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
- 1943Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
- 1976Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
- 1986Samora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others die when their Tupolev 134 plane crashes into the Lebombo Mountains.
- 1987Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
- 2003Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1862Auguste Lumière, French inventor (d. 1954)
- 1907Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
- 1917Walter Munk, Austrian-born American oceanographer
- 1946Philip Pullman, English writer
- 1949Jamie McGrigor, British politician
- 1954Joe Bryant, American basketball player
- 1955Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
- 1966Dimitris Lyacos, Greek poet and playwright
- 1980José Bautista, Dominican baseball player
- 1982Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer
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