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Wednesday October 19, 2022

October 19: Day of the Week

October 19, 2022 is the 292nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2022
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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.
  • 1812
    Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
  • 1864
    St. Albans Raid – Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
  • 1900
    Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission (Planck’s law).
  • 1943
    Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 1944
    United States forces land in the Philippines.
  • 1976
    Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • 2004
    Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
  • 2005
    Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

Who were born on October 19?

  • 1610
    James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (d. 1688)
  • 1784
    James Henry Leigh Hunt, English Romantic critic, essayist, and poet (d. 1859)
  • 1862
    Auguste Lumière, French inventor (d. 1954)
  • 1900
    Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • 1918
    Russel Kirk, American author and political theorist (d. 1994)
  • 1953
    Lionel Hollins, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963
    Prince Laurent of Belgium
  • 1966
    Sinitta, American singer
  • 1970
    Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor
  • 1978
    James Roberts, British Ice Hockey Player

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