October 19, 1936 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • HR Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18½ days

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

James Bevel, American civil rights activist (Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Direct Action), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi (d. 2008)

Civil Rights Activist James Bevel
Civil Rights Activist
James Bevel
  • Johnetta Betsch Cole, educator/president (Spellman College)/(Sen-D-KY)

Deaths in History

  • Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)