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October 19th, 2007 (October 19 2007)EventPhilippines. Amidst corruption controversies hounding the Arroyo administration, a bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, which killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.
October 19th, 2007 (October 19 2007)DeathLaLa Brown, American singer (born in 1986)
October 19th, 2007 (October 19 2007)DeathDr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (born in 1943)
October 19th, 2007 (October 19 2007)DeathMichael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (born in 1987)
October 19th, 2007 (October 19 2007)DeathJan Wolkers, Dutch writer (born in 1925)
October 19th, 2006 (October 19 2006)DeathJames Glennon, American cinematographer (born in 1942)
October 19th, 2005 (October 19 2005)EventSaddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.Saddam Hussein Quotes
October 19th, 2005 (October 19 2005)EventHurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
October 19th, 2005 (October 19 2005)DeathDallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (born in 1982)
October 19th, 2005 (October 19 2005)DeathCorinne Levesque, wife of Quebec premier Rene Levesque (born in 1943)
October 19th, 2004 (October 19 2004)EventMyanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.
October 19th, 2004 (October 19 2004)EventCare International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
October 19th, 2004 (October 19 2004)DeathElliott Smith, American Singer Songwriter(born in 1969)Elliott Smith Quotes
October 19th, 2003 (October 19 2003)EventMother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
October 19th, 2003 (October 19 2003)DeathAlija Izetbegovic, President of Bosnia-Herzegovina (born in 1925)Alija Izetbegovic Quotes
October 19th, 2003 (October 19 2003)DeathMargaret Murie, American conservationist (born in 1902)
October 19th, 2003 (October 19 2003)DeathMichael Hegstrand, American professional wrestler (born in 1960)
October 19th, 2001 (October 19 2001)EventSIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
October 19th, 2000 (October 19 2000)DeathHortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (born in 1941)
October 19th, 1999 (October 19 1999)DeathNathalie Sarraute, Russian-born French writer (born in 1900)
October 19th, 1999 (October 19 1999)DeathJames C. Murray, American politician (born in 1917)
October 19th, 1998 (October 19 1998)EventThe Earth Liberation Front sets fire to the Vail Mountain ski resort in Vail, Colorado, causing $12 million in damage.
October 19th, 1997 (October 19 1997)DeathGlen Buxton, American guitarist (born in 1947)
October 19th, 1995 (October 19 1995)DeathDon Cherry, American jazz trumpet player (born in 1936)
October 19th, 1994 (October 19 1994)EventThe Goodnight Kiwi airs in New Zealand for the last time as TV2 moves to 24-hour television 7 days a week.
October 19th, 1994 (October 19 1994)DeathMartha Raye, American comedian and actress (born in 1916)
October 19th, 1989 (October 19 1989)EventGuildford Four convictions are quashed by the Court of Appealthey had spent 15 years in prison through a miscarriage of justice.
October 19th, 1988 (October 19 1988)DeathSon House, American musician (born in 1902)
October 19th, 1987 (October 19 1987)EventIn retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran s offshore oil platforms.
October 19th, 1987 (October 19 1987)Event(Black Monday) Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points. This is considered a Stock Market Crash.
October 19th, 1987 (October 19 1987)DeathJacqueline Du Pre, English cellist (born in 1945)
October 19th, 1987 (October 19 1987)DeathHermann Lang, German race car driver (born in 1909)
October 19th, 1986 (October 19 1986)EventSamora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others died when their Tupolev 134 plane crashed into the Lebombo Mountains.
October 19th, 1986 (October 19 1986)DeathDele Giwa, Nigerian journalist
October 19th, 1986 (October 19 1986)DeathSamora Machel, President of Mozambique (born in 1933)
October 19th, 1985 (October 19 1985)DeathAlfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (born in 1915)
October 19th, 1983 (October 19 1983)EventMaurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, is overthrown and executed in a military coup d etat led by Bernard Coard.
October 19th, 1983 (October 19 1983)DeathMaurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada (born in 1944)
October 19th, 1982 (October 19 1982)BirthGonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer
October 19th, 1981 (October 19 1981)BirthHeikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver
October 19th, 1980 (October 19 1980)BirthBenjamin Salisbury, American actor
October 19th, 1979 (October 19 1979)BirthBrian Robertson, American trombonist
October 19th, 1979 (October 19 1979)BirthJose Luis "Parejita" Lopez, Mexican footballer
October 19th, 1978 (October 19 1978)BirthEnrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver
October 19th, 1978 (October 19 1978)BirthZakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer
October 19th, 1978 (October 19 1978)BirthHenri Sorvali, Finnish musician
October 19th, 1978 (October 19 1978)DeathGig Young, American actor (born in 1913)
October 19th, 1977 (October 19 1977)BirthLouis-Jose Houde, Canadian stand-up comic
October 19th, 1977 (October 19 1977)BirthJason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker
October 19th, 1977 (October 19 1977)BirthRaul Tamudo, Spanish footballer
October 19th, 1976 (October 19 1976)EventBattle of Aishiya in Lebanon. The same day, the Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is placed on the List of Endangered Species.
October 19th, 1976 (October 19 1976)BirthJoy Bryant, American actress
October 19th, 1976 (October 19 1976)BirthOmar Gooding, American actor
October 19th, 1976 (October 19 1976)BirthDesmond Harrington, American actor
October 19th, 1976 (October 19 1976)BirthDan Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
October 19th, 1976 (October 19 1976)BirthMichael Young, baseball player
October 19th, 1974 (October 19 1974)EventNiue becomes self-govering colony of New Zealand
October 19th, 1973 (October 19 1973)EventPresident Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes.
October 19th, 1973 (October 19 1973)BirthHicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player
October 19th, 1973 (October 19 1973)BirthJoaquin Gage, Canadian ice hockey player
October 19th, 1973 (October 19 1973)DeathWalt Kelly, American cartoonist (born in 1913)Walt Kelly Quotes
October 19th, 1972 (October 19 1972)BirthKeith Foulke, American baseball pitcher
October 19th, 1972 (October 19 1972)BirthPras, American musician
October 19th, 1970 (October 19 1970)BirthChris Kattan, American comedian and actor
October 19th, 1969 (October 19 1969)EventThe first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
October 19th, 1969 (October 19 1969)BirthTrey Parker, American cartoonist and actor
October 19th, 1969 (October 19 1969)BirthErwin Sanchez, Bolivian footballer
October 19th, 1969 (October 19 1969)BirthDJ Sammy, Spanish DJ
October 19th, 1969 (October 19 1969)BirthJohn Edward, American TV Psychic
October 19th, 1968 (October 19 1968)BirthSinitta, American singer
October 19th, 1967 (October 19 1967)BirthYoko Shimomura, Japanese composer
October 19th, 1966 (October 19 1966)BirthRoger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor
October 19th, 1966 (October 19 1966)BirthJon Favreau, American actor, writer and director
October 19th, 1965 (October 19 1965)BirthBrad Daugherty, American basketball player
October 19th, 1965 (October 19 1965)BirthTy Pennington, American television carpenter
October 19th, 1964 (October 19 1964)BirthJorge Luis Gonzales, Cuban-born American boxer
October 19th, 1963 (October 19 1963)BirthPrince Laurent of Belgium
October 19th, 1962 (October 19 1962)BirthTracy Chevalier, American author
October 19th, 1962 (October 19 1962)BirthEvander Holyfield, American boxer
October 19th, 1960 (October 19 1960)EventThe United States government places an embargo on Communist Cuba.
October 19th, 1960 (October 19 1960)BirthJonathan FeBland, English musician and artist
October 19th, 1960 (October 19 1960)DeathGeorge Wallace, Australian vaudevillian and film comedian (born in 1895)
October 19th, 1958 (October 19 1958)BirthTiriel Mora, Australian actor
October 19th, 1958 (October 19 1958)BirthLou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor
October 19th, 1957 (October 19 1957)BirthRay Richmond, American columnist and critic
October 19th, 1957 (October 19 1957)BirthKarl Wallinger, Welsh musician
October 19th, 1957 (October 19 1957)BirthDoug Kirby, American author and travel guide
October 19th, 1956 (October 19 1956)BirthCarlo Urbani, Italian physician (died in 1993)
October 19th, 1956 (October 19 1956)BirthBruce Weber, American Basketball Coach
October 19th, 1956 (October 19 1956)BirthSunny Deol, Indian actor
October 19th, 1956 (October 19 1956)BirthDidier Theys, Belgian racing driver
October 19th, 1956 (October 19 1956)DeathIsham Jones, American musician (born in 1894)
October 19th, 1955 (October 19 1955)BirthMelpo Kosti, Greek actress
October 19th, 1954 (October 19 1954)EventFirst ascent of Cho Oyu
October 19th, 1954 (October 19 1954)BirthJoe Bryant, American basketball player
October 19th, 1954 (October 19 1954)BirthSam Allardyce, English football manager
October 19th, 1954 (October 19 1954)BirthDeborah Blum, American writer
October 19th, 1952 (October 19 1952)BirthVeronica Castro, Mexican actress and singer
October 19th, 1951 (October 19 1951)BirthDemetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bocher Memorial Prize
October 19th, 1950 (October 19 1950)EventThe military of the People s Republic of China takes control of the town of Chamdo in eastern Tibet.
October 19th, 1950 (October 19 1950)DeathEdna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (born in 1892)Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes
October 19th, 1949 (October 19 1949)BirthLynn Dickey, American football player
October 19th, 1949 (October 19 1949)BirthJamie McGrigor, British politician
October 19th, 1948 (October 19 1948)BirthPatrick Simmons, American musician
October 19th, 1947 (October 19 1947)BirthGiorgio Cavazzano, Italian comic strip artist
October 19th, 1946 (October 19 1946)BirthPhilip Pullman, English writer
October 19th, 1945 (October 19 1945)BirthDivine, American actor (died in 1988)
October 19th, 1945 (October 19 1945)BirthPatricia Ireland, American attorney and feminist
October 19th, 1945 (October 19 1945)BirthJohn Lithgow, American actor
October 19th, 1945 (October 19 1945)BirthJeannie C. Riley American country and gospel singer
October 19th, 1944 (October 19 1944)EventUnited States forces land in the Philippines.
October 19th, 1944 (October 19 1944)BirthPeter Tosh, Jamaican musician, political activist (died in 1987)
October 19th, 1944 (October 19 1944)BirthGeorge McCrae, American soul singer
October 19th, 1943 (October 19 1943)EventStreptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
October 19th, 1943 (October 19 1943)BirthRobin Holloway, British composer
October 19th, 1943 (October 19 1943)BirthTakis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
October 19th, 1943 (October 19 1943)DeathCamille Claudel, French sculptor (born in 1864)
October 19th, 1942 (October 19 1942)BirthAndrew Vachss, American author and attorney
October 19th, 1941 (October 19 1941)BirthSimon Ward, British actor
October 19th, 1940 (October 19 1940)BirthMichael Gambon, Irish actor
October 19th, 1937 (October 19 1937)BirthPeter Max, American artist
October 19th, 1937 (October 19 1937)BirthMarilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
October 19th, 1937 (October 19 1937)DeathErnest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (born in 1871)Ernest Rutherford Quotes
October 19th, 1936 (October 19 1936)BirthTony Lo Bianco, American actor
October 19th, 1936 (October 19 1936)BirthJames Bevel, American activist
October 19th, 1936 (October 19 1936)DeathLu Xun, Chinese writer (born in 1881) Lu Xun Quotes
October 19th, 1935 (October 19 1935)EventThe League of Nations places economic sanctions on fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.
October 19th, 1933 (October 19 1933)EventGermany withdraws from the League of Nations.
October 19th, 1932 (October 19 1932)BirthRobert Reed, American actor (died in 1992)
October 19th, 1931 (October 19 1931)BirthJohn le Carre, English novelist
October 19th, 1926 (October 19 1926)BirthJoel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (died in 2004) Philo Quotes
October 19th, 1926 (October 19 1926)BirthArne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
October 19th, 1922 (October 19 1922)BirthJack Anderson, American journalist (died in 2005)
October 19th, 1921 (October 19 1921)EventPortuguese Prime Minister Antonio Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
October 19th, 1920 (October 19 1920)BirthPandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (died in 2003) Philo Quotes
October 19th, 1918 (October 19 1918)DeathHarold Lockwood, American actor (born in 1887)
October 19th, 1917 (October 19 1917)EventLove Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
October 19th, 1916 (October 19 1916)BirthJean Dausset, French immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
October 19th, 1916 (October 19 1916)BirthEmil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (died in 1985)
October 19th, 1915 (October 19 1915)BirthFarid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (died in 1974)
October 19th, 1914 (October 19 1914)EventThe First Battle of Ypres begins.
October 19th, 1913 (October 19 1913)BirthVinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (died in 1980)
October 19th, 1912 (October 19 1912)EventItaly takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
October 19th, 1910 (October 19 1910)BirthSubrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1995)
October 19th, 1910 (October 19 1910)BirthPaul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (died in 1980)
October 19th, 1909 (October 19 1909)BirthCozy Cole, American jazz drummer (died in 1981)
October 19th, 1909 (October 19 1909)BirthMarguerite Perey, French physicist (died in 1975)
October 19th, 1908 (October 19 1908)BirthGeirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (died in 1981)
October 19th, 1907 (October 19 1907)BirthRoger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (died in 1962)
October 19th, 1904 (October 19 1904)EventPolytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O Reilley.
October 19th, 1903 (October 19 1903)BirthTor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (died in 1971)
October 19th, 1901 (October 19 1901)BirthArleigh Burke, American admiral (died in 1996)
October 19th, 1901 (October 19 1901)DeathCarl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (born in 1829)
October 19th, 1900 (October 19 1900)BirthBill Ponsford, Australian cricketer (died in 1991)
October 19th, 1900 (October 19 1900)BirthRoy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (died in 1957)
October 19th, 1900 (October 19 1900)BirthErna Berger, German soprano (died in 1990)
October 19th, 1899 (October 19 1899)BirthMiguel Angel Asturias, Guatemalan writer, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1974)
October 19th, 1897 (October 19 1897)BirthSalimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (died in 1994)
October 19th, 1897 (October 19 1897)DeathGeorge Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (born in 1831)
October 19th, 1896 (October 19 1896)BirthBob O Farrell, American baseball player (died in 1988)
October 19th, 1895 (October 19 1895)BirthLewis Mumford, American historian (died in 1990)Lewis Mumford Quotes
October 19th, 1895 (October 19 1895)BirthFrank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d.1999)
October 19th, 1889 (October 19 1889)DeathKing Louis of Portugal (born in 1838)
October 19th, 1885 (October 19 1885)BirthCharles Merrill, American investment banker (died in 1956)
October 19th, 1882 (October 19 1882)BirthUmberto Boccioni, Italian painter and sculptor (died in 1916)
October 19th, 1876 (October 19 1876)BirthMordecai Brown, American baseball player (died in 1945)
October 19th, 1873 (October 19 1873)EventYale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.
October 19th, 1873 (October 19 1873)BirthJaap Eden, Dutch skater and cyclist (died in 1925)
October 19th, 1873 (October 19 1873)BirthJohn Barton King, American cricketer (died in 1965)
October 19th, 1864 (October 19 1864)EventBattle of Cedar CreekUnion Army under Philip Sheridan destroys Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
October 19th, 1864 (October 19 1864)EventConfederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
October 19th, 1862 (October 19 1862)BirthAuguste Lumiere, French inventor (died in 1954)
October 19th, 1858 (October 19 1858)BirthGeorge Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (died in 1937)
October 19th, 1856 (October 19 1856)DeathWilliam Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (born in 1799)
October 19th, 1851 (October 19 1851)BirthEmpress Myeongseong, Empress of Korea (died in 1895)
October 19th, 1851 (October 19 1851)DeathMarie Therese Charlotte (born in 1778)
October 19th, 1842 (October 19 1842)DeathAleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (born in 1808)
October 19th, 1822 (October 19 1822)EventIn Parnaiba; Simplicio Dias da Silva, Joao Candido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piaui.
October 19th, 1813 (October 19 1813)EventThe Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
October 19th, 1813 (October 19 1813)DeathJozef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish prince and Marshal of France (friendly fire) (born in 1763)
October 19th, 1812 (October 19 1812)EventNapoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
October 19th, 1810 (October 19 1810)BirthCassius Marcellus Clay, American abolitionist (died in 1903)
October 19th, 1790 (October 19 1790)DeathLyman Hall, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (born in 1724)
October 19th, 1789 (October 19 1789)EventChief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
October 19th, 1784 (October 19 1784)BirthJohn McLoughlin, Canadian fur trader (died in 1857)
October 19th, 1781 (October 19 1781)EventAt Yorktown, Virginia, British commander Lord Cornwallis surrendered to a Franco-American force led by George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau, paving the way for the end of the American Revolutionary War.George Washington Quotes
October 19th, 1745 (October 19 1745)DeathJonathan Swift, Irish author (born in 1667)Jonathan Swift Quotes
October 19th, 1723 (October 19 1723)DeathGodfrey Kneller, German-born painter (born in 1646)
October 19th, 1721 (October 19 1721)BirthJoseph de Guignes, French orientalist (died in 1800)
October 19th, 1720 (October 19 1720)BirthJohn Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (died in 1772)
October 19th, 1718 (October 19 1718)BirthVictor-Francois, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (died in 1804)
October 19th, 1688 (October 19 1688)BirthWilliam Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (died in 1752)
October 19th, 1682 (October 19 1682)DeathThomas Browne, English writer (born in 1605)
October 19th, 1680 (October 19 1680)BirthJohn Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (died in 1740)
October 19th, 1658 (October 19 1658)BirthAdolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (died in 1704)
October 19th, 1649 (October 19 1649)EventNew Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.Oliver Cromwell Quotes
October 19th, 1636 (October 19 1636)DeathMarcin Kazanowski, Polish politician
October 19th, 1610 (October 19 1610)BirthJames Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (died in 1688)
October 19th, 1608 (October 19 1608)DeathMartin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (born in 1551)
October 19th, 1605 (October 19 1605)BirthThomas Browne, English writer (died in 1682)
October 19th, 1587 (October 19 1587)DeathFrancesco I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (born in 1541)
October 19th, 1582 (October 19 1582)BirthDmitry Ivanovich, Russian Tsarevich (died in 1591)
October 19th, 1562 (October 19 1562)BirthArchbishop George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury (died in 1633)
October 19th, 1512 (October 19 1512)EventMartin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).Martin Luther Quotes
October 19th, 1469 (October 19 1469)EventFerdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.
October 19th, 1466 (October 19 1466)EventThe Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
October 19th, 1453 (October 19 1453)EventThe French recapture of Bordeaux brings the Hundred Years War to a close, with the English retaining only Calais on French soil.
October 19th, 1433 (October 19 1433)BirthMarsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (died in 1499) Philo Quotes
October 19th, 1432 (October 19 1432)DeathJohn de Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, English politician (born in 1392)
October 19th, 1276 (October 19 1276)BirthPrince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (died in 1328)
October 19th, 1216 (October 19 1216)EventKing John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.
October 19th, 1216 (October 19 1216)DeathKing John
October 19th, 1187 (October 19 1187)DeathPope Urban III
October 19th, 0727 (October 19 0727)DeathSaint Frideswide
October 19th, 0439 (October 19 0439)EventThe Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
October 19th, 0202 (October 19 0202)EventThe Battle of Zama results in the defeat of Carthage and Hannibal.

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