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

  • 439
    The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
  • 1466
    The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
  • 1512
    Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).
  • 1781
    At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis’ sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau.
  • 1789
    Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1822
    In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
  • 1935
    The League of Nations places economic sanctions on fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.
  • 1959
    The first discothèque opens, the Scotch-Club in Aachen, Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran’s offshore oil platforms.
  • 2004
    Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
  • 2004
    Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

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