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.
  • 1216
    King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.
  • 1466
    The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
  • 1649
    New Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1813
    The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.
  • 1822
    In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí.
  • 1904
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
  • 1921
    Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

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