About October 19

October 19, 2020 is the 293rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 116 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.
  • 1466
    The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
  • 1649
    New Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.
  • 1789
    Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic 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.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1917
    The Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
  • 1921
    Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
  • 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 Republic of China joins the Korean War by sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river to fight United Nations forces.
  • 1959
    The first discothèque opens, the Scotch-Club in Aachen, Germany.
  • 1976
    Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • 1986
    Samora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others die when their Tupolev 134 plane crashes into the Lebombo Mountains.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
  • 2007
    Philippines: A bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati. The blast killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.

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