October 19: Day of the Week
October 19, 2019 was the 292nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 439The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
- 1512Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).
- 1649New Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.
- 1805Napoleonic Wars: Austrian General Mack surrenders his army to the Grand Army of Napoleon at the Battle of Ulm. 30,000 prisoners are captured and 10,000 casualties inflicted on the losers.
- 1864Battle of Cedar Creek – Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys a Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
- 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.
- 1956The Soviet Union and Japan sign a Joint Declaration, officially ending the state of war between the two countries that had existed since August 1945.
- 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.
- 2003Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1658Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1704)
- 1956Bruce Weber, American basketball coach
- 1958Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor
- 1960Jennifer Holliday, American singer and actress
- 1961Sunny Deol, Indian actor
- 1967Yoko Shimomura, Japanese composer
- 1969Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer
- 1970Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor
- 1976Omar Gooding, American actor
- 1985Terry Etim, English mixed martial artist
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