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October 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, October 19, 2005, Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, was tried for his crimes against humanity?

October 19th is known as International Gin and Tonic Day & Evaluate Your Life Day.

We’ve made it to the 292nd day of the year! There are 73 days left until we reach the new year.

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 virus called Marburg, a virus similar to Ebola.

2015 University of California scientists found evidence that life on Earth probably began 4.1 billion years ago.

OTD in 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 new discovery means life may have started on Earth soon after it was formed.

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 starred and directed by 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.

OTD in 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, New Jersey, US isolated Streptomycin which became the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis (TB).

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.

OTD in 1781: The American Revolutionary War hostiles ended after the British conceded at Yorktown.
At 2:00 pm the British forces, under General Charles Cornwallis, 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 People Born On October 19

Is today is 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.

1983 Rebecca Ferguson

Swedish Actress

Rebecca Ferguson
Age:
38 years old
Born In:
Stockholm, Sweden

1982 Gillian Jacobs

American Actress

Gillian Jacobs
Age:
39 years old
Born In:
Pennsylvania, 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.

October 19: International Gin and Tonic Day

International Gin and Tonic Day

October 19: National Evaluate Your Life Day

National Evaluate Your Life Day

October 19 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on October 19th share the Libra star sign.

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.

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