On This Day in History for October 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 138 of 138

  • 1974 Niue becomes self-govering, in association with New Zealand

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1976 US President Gerald Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1976 Battle of Aishiya, Lebanon during Lebanese Civil War.
  • 1977 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found
  • 1977 Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in NYC
  • 1980 Steve McPeak rides 101'9" unicycle

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1981 Nicolaas Bloembergen & Arthur Schawlow win Nobel Prize for Physics (laser)

  • 1982 Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
  • 1983 Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
  • 1983 Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"

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1983 Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1986 USSR expels five US diplomats
  • 1987 "Black Monday" Dow Jones down 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times previous record
  • 1987 US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
  • 1988 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
  • 1988 Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members
  • 1988 Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
  • 1988 Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album
  • 1988 South African anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
  • 1989 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1990 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
  • 1993 UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti
  • 1994 160 killed in fighting in Tsjetsjenie (Chechnya)
  • 1994 Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22
  • 1998 The Earth Liberation Front sets fire to Vail Mountain ski resort in Colorado, causing $12 million in damage
  • 2001 SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks killing 353

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2003 Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II.

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2004 Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.
  • 2004 Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.

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2005 Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 2005 Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb
  • 2007 Bomb explosion rocks Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, the Philippines killing 11, injuring more than 100 people.
  • 2012 8 people are killed and 78 injured by a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2013 16 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a suicide bombing Beledweyne, Somalia
  • 2013 11 people are killed after a plane crashes in Namur, Belgium
  • 2014 A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States
  • 2015 US scientists from University of California find evidence life on earth may have begun 4.1 billion years ago, 300 million earlier than previously thought

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2015 Canadian federal elections: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party win a majority with 184 seats

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau

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