Historical Events on October 19 (Part 2)

  • 2020 Belgium officials say country facing a "tsunami" of COVID-19 cases amid new restrictions and figures it has third-highest number of Covid-related deaths per 100,000 people globally
  • 2020 Irish government moves country to highest level of COVID-19 restrictions amid rising cases
  • 2020 Ming handscroll painting “Ten Views of Lingbi Rock” by Wu Bin sells for 512.9 million yuan ($77 million) at auction in Beijing, a new world record for a classical Chinese work
  • 2020 Peru announces rediscovered 37m figure of a cat, completed 500 BC to 200 AD, a geoglyph outline in the Nazca Desert
  • 2020 US charges six Russian military officers with massive cyber-attack meant to disrupt 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2017 French presidential election, and Ukraine's power grid
  • 2021 Moscow's mayor orders unvaccinated people over 60 years to stay home for four months amid a worsening COVID-19 crisis
  • 2022 Massachusetts names Podokesaurus holyokensis ("swift-footed lizard of Holyoke") as official state dinosaur [1]
  • 2022 Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola faces his brother San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola in first MLB playoff sibling pitcher-batter battle; Austin goes 1-2, with rally starting RBI in 8-5 win at Petco Park, San Diego