October 19: Day of the Week
October 19, 2020 is the 293rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1466The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
- 1789Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
- 1813The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.
- 1866Venice - Annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy - At Hotel Europa, Austria hands over Veneto to France, which hands it immediately over to Italy.
- 1914The First Battle of Ypres begins.
- 1917The Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
- 1933Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
- 1950The People’s Republic of China joins the Korean War by sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river to fight United Nations forces.
- 2001SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1868Bertha Landes, American politician (d. 1943)
- 1900Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
- 1941Simon Ward, British actor
- 1946Philip Pullman, English writer
- 1958Tiriel Mora, Australian actor
- 1959Nir Barkat, Israeli politician
- 1966Sinitta, American singer
- 1969Trey Parker, American cartoonist and actor
- 1973Hicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player
- 1981Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver
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