October 19th is known as International Gin and Tonic Day & Evaluate Your Life Day.
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Today we’re going to learn about what made October 19th such a special day. We’ll look at what historic events have happened on this day, as well as some notable celebrity birthdays, and much more!
Did you know that on this day in 2005, Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, was tried for his crimes against humanity? He was found guilty and executed by hanging a year later.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 19th in history!
What Events Happened On October 19 In History?
2018 A remake of the American horror slasher movie “Halloween” was released starring Jamie Curtis.
2017 Uganda Ministry of Health announced they were under an outbreak of a Marburg virus, a virus similar to Ebola.
2015 University of California scientists found evidence that life on Earth probably began 4.1 billion years ago.
Previous estimations were 300 million years earlier than this. This discovery means life may have started on Earth soon after it was formed.
2008 NASA launched its IBEX satellite from the Stargazer mother ship launch pad above the Marshall Islands.
The primary purpose of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) was to use energetic neutral atoms to take photos of the boundary between our solar system and interstellar space. It was launched using a Pegasus XL launch vehicle, a special type of rocket launched from the air, as opposed to a launchpad on the ground, hence why the Stargazer mother ship was required.
2005 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was tried for his crimes against humanity.
1998 Cher’s “Believe” was released and became the Billboard 1999 Song of the Year.
The album featured some of her most famous singles, such as "Believe" and "Strong Enough."
1990 The 1991 Best Picture, “Dances With Wolves,” premiered in Washington, D.C.
It was directed by and starred Kevin Costner and co-starred Mary McDonnell.
1983 A bill to recognize Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday as a national holiday passed the US Senate.
Martin Luther King Jr. was known for his civil rights movement between 1955 and 1968 before he was assassinated.
1943 Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey, US, isolated Streptomycin, which became the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis (TB).
1900 Max Planck proposed Planck’s Law, a new law of physics for black-body radiation.
1813 Napoleon was forced to retreat from Germany after the Battle of Leipzig.
1781 The American Revolutionary War hostiles ended after the British conceded at Yorktown.
At 2:00 pm, under General Charles Cornwallis, the British forces signed the terms of surrender to George Washington and Comte de Rochambeau.
1512 German professor Martin Luther became a doctor when he was awarded his Doctor of Theology from the University of Wittenberg, Germany.
1386 Germany’s oldest university, and one of the world’s oldest surviving universities, The Universität Heidelberg, held a lecture for the first time.
Famous Quotes Said On October 19
Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken on this day in history.
“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”
– Paulo Coelho
Famous People Born On October 19
Is today your birthday? If so, did you know that Rebecca Ferguson was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.
1966 Jon Favreau
- 56 years old
- Born In:
- New York, USA
1983 Rebecca Ferguson
- 39 years old
- Born In:
- Stockholm, Sweden
1982 Gillian Jacobs
- 40 years old
- Born In:
- Pennsylvania, USA
1945 John Lithgow
- 77 years old
- Born In:
- New York, USA
Special Holidays On October 19
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.
International Gin and Tonic Day
While everything should always be in moderation, International Gin and Tonic Day only falls on one day of the year. So with that in mind, make the most of today by heading to your favorite gin bar with your friends and sipping on a gin and tonic or two.
National Evaluate Your Life Day
When was the last time you checked in with yourself to see if you’re still on the right track? It’s remarkable how fast time can fly by without doing so. So spend today taking a long, hard look at where you are in life, and think about the changes you can make to be a better you!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Greenland sharks have an estimated lifespan of up to six hundred years.
October 19 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
Those of you who were born on October 19th share the Libra star sign.
Libras love socializing and are often the center of attention amongst their peers. They’re incredibly diplomatic and are excellent at diffusing conflict with reasonable, thought-out solutions.
For all of you born in October, your allocated birthstone is the Pink Tourmaline. The pink tourmaline provides both compassion and wisdom. On the compassionate side, pink tourmaline helps create loyal, long-lasting friendships and love. The warmth of this stone opens the hearts to the wisdom of those born this month.
If you were born today, you would likely have been conceived on or around January 26 of the same year.
The due date for a baby conceived on October 19, 2023, is around July 12, 2024.