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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1813The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.
- 1822In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí.
- 1864Battle of Cedar Creek – Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys a Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
- 1904Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
- 1914The First Battle of Ypres begins.
- 1969The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
- 2003Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
- 2005Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1810Cassius Clay, American abolitionist (d. 1903)
- 1915Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
- 1940Michael Gambon, Irish-born British actor
- 1945Gloria Jones, American Soul singer
- 1951Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize
- 1956Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
- 1957Karl Wallinger, Welsh musician
- 1969John Edward, American TV Psychic
- 1969Trey Parker, American cartoonist and actor
- 1982Daan van Bunge, Dutch cricketer
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