October 19th Events

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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, 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, 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, 2003 (October 19 2003)EventMother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1969 (October 19 1969)EventThe first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
October 19th, 1960 (October 19 1960)EventThe United States government places an embargo on Communist Cuba.
October 19th, 1954 (October 19 1954)EventFirst ascent of Cho Oyu
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, 1944 (October 19 1944)EventUnited States forces land in the Philippines.
October 19th, 1943 (October 19 1943)EventStreptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
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, 1921 (October 19 1921)EventPortuguese Prime Minister Antonio Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
October 19th, 1917 (October 19 1917)EventLove Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
October 19th, 1914 (October 19 1914)EventThe First Battle of Ypres begins.
October 19th, 1912 (October 19 1912)EventItaly takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
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, 1873 (October 19 1873)EventYale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.
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, 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, 1812 (October 19 1812)EventNapoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
October 19th, 1789 (October 19 1789)EventChief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
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, 1649 (October 19 1649)EventNew Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.Oliver Cromwell Quotes
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, 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, 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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