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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1386
    The Universität Heidelberg held its first lecture, making it the oldest German university.
  • 1822
    In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí.
  • 1954
    First ascent of Cho Oyu.
  • 1959
    The first discothèque opens, the Scotch-Club in Aachen, Germany.
  • 1974
    Niue becomes a self-governing colony of New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    The convictions of the Guildford Four are quashed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, after they had spent 15 years in prison.
  • 2003
    Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
  • 2004
    Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
  • 2007
    Philippines: A bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati. The blast killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.

Who were born on October 19?

  • 1680
    John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)
  • 1826
    Ralph Tollemache, British clergyman (d. 1895)
  • 1917
    Walter Munk, Austrian-born American oceanographer
  • 1937
    Peter Max, American artist
  • 1945
    Jeannie C. Riley American country and gospel singer
  • 1956
    Grover Norquist, American political figure
  • 1969
    John Edward, American TV Psychic
  • 1976
    Dan Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Louis-José Houde, Canadian stand-up comic
  • 1980
    José Bautista, Dominican baseball player

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