About October 19

October 19, 2022 is the 292nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 95 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 19

  • 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.
  • 1649
    New Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.
  • 1813
    The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.
  • 1864
    St. Albans Raid – Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
  • 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).
  • 1904
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
  • 1974
    Niue becomes a self-governing colony of New Zealand.
  • 1976
    Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • 1987
    Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
  • 2001
    SIEV-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.
  • 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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