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)
- 1466The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
- 1649New Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.
- 1789Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
- 1812Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
- 1864St. Albans Raid – Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
- 1914The First Battle of Ypres begins.
- 1973President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.
- 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.
- 1987Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
- 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?
- 1814Theodoros Vryzakis, Greek painter (d. 1878)
- 1900Bill Ponsford, Australian cricketer (d. 1991)
- 1908Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (d. 1981)
- 1910Shunkichi Hamada, Japanese field hockey player (d. 2009)
- 1915Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
- 1932Robert Reed, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1967Davina McCall, English television presenter
- 1969John Edward, American TV Psychic
- 1978Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver
- 1990Janet Leon, Swedish singer and dancer (Play)
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