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 fun & interesting facts about October 19th in history!
What memorable events happened on October 19 in history? Keep reading to find out!
A remake of the American horror slasher movie “Halloween” was released starring Jamie Curtis.
Uganda Ministry of Health announced they were under an outbreak of a Marburg virus, a virus similar to Ebola.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.
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!
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.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Greenland sharks have an estimated lifespan of up to six hundred years.
Birthday & Zodiac
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.