About October 19

October 19, 2021 is the 292nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Libra is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 105 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 19

  • 202 BC
    Second Punic War: At the Battle of Zama, Roman legions under Scipio Africanus defeat Hannibal Barca, leader of the army defending Carthage.
  • 439
    The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
  • 1386
    The Universität Heidelberg held its first lecture, making it the oldest German university.
  • 1466
    The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
  • 1512
    Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).
  • 1789
    Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1812
    Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
  • 1864
    Battle of Cedar Creek – Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys a Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
  • 1866
    Venice - Annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy - At Hotel Europa, Austria hands over Veneto to France, which hands it immediately over to Italy.
  • 1900
    Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission (Planck’s law).
  • 1912
    Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1914
    The First Battle of Ypres begins.
  • 1943
    Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 1944
    United States forces land in the Philippines.
  • 1950
    The People’s Liberation Army takes control of the town of Qamdo; this is sometimes called the “Invasion of Tibet”.
  • 1954
    First ascent of Cho Oyu.
  • 1959
    The first discothèque opens, the Scotch-Club in Aachen, Germany.
  • 1987
    Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.

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