October 19: Day of the Week
October 19, 2021 is the 292nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 439The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
- 1813The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.
- 1864St. Albans Raid – Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
- 1866Venice - Annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy - At Hotel Europa, Austria hands over Veneto to France, which hands it immediately over to Italy.
- 1900Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission (Planck’s law).
- 1917The Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
- 1954First ascent of Cho Oyu.
- 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.
- 2004Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1873John Barton King, American cricketer (d. 1965)
- 1897Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
- 1900Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
- 1916Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (d. 1985)
- 1920Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- 1945Divine, American actor (d. 1988)
- 1954Sam Allardyce, English football manager
- 1968Rodney Carrington, American actor and comedian
- 1972Keith Foulke, American baseball pitcher
- 1979José Luis López, Mexican footballer
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