October 19 Events in History - October 19 Birthdays - October 19 Deaths
2014 Sweden is searching for a potential Russian submarine intrusion in its waters after detecting a Russian-language emergency communication; Russian officials deny knowledge of any distressed submarines operating in Sweden's territory
2014 Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, who was known for changes in the Catholic Church that came out of Vatican II
2013 JPMorgan Chase tentatively settles on paying $13 billion to the U.S. Department of Justice for its role in selling bad mortgage loans to investors, which added to the Suprime mortgage crisis
2013 American baseball shortstop Jose Iglesias secures a one-year contract to play for the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team
2012 The 52-foot iconic statue known as Big Tex, is destroyed by fire during the final days of the 2012 State Fair of Texas
2012 Andrew Mitchell, the Chief Whip of the British Conservative Party, resigns over remarks he made to police officers in Downing Street
2011 Queen Elizabeth II makes her 16th visit to Australia, commencing in the capital city of Canberra
2011 In Major League Baseball's World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals win Game 1 against the Texas Rangers
2010 American Idol producer Simon Cowell signs a three-year deal with ITV for 'The X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent'
2010 Naheed Nenshi, the first Muslim in Canada's history is elected mayor of Calgary in Alberta, Canada
2006 Dow closes above 12,000 for the first time
2005 Saddam Hussein's trial begins in Iraq
1997 "Annie," closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)
1997 David Duval wins Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1997 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Senior Golf Classic
1996 Braves beat New York Yankees by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
1995 "Hello Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 118 performances
1994 160 killed at battles in Tsjetsjenie
1994 Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22
1993 U.N. authorizes arms, miltary and police supply embargo against Haiti
1991 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
1991 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
1990 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
1989 "Dangerous Games" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 4 performances
1989 Astor Piazzolla and Wm Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres in New York City
1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
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 Africa anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
1988 Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
1987 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 804 performances
1987 "Black Monday"-Dow Jones down 508.32, 4 times previous record
1987 Dow Jones Index drops 508.32 points (22%) (record)
1987 U.S. warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
1987 Woody Woodward resigns as New York Yankee General Manager, Lou Piniella is named General Manager and Billy Martin is named New York Yankee manager for 5th and final time
1986 "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 40 performances
1986 "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 5 performances
1986 Allan Border scores the 10,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
1986 U.S.S.R. expels 5 U.S. diplomats
1983 Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
1983 Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
1983 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
1983 Senate establishes Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday
1982 Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
1981 Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)
1980 Steve McPeak rides 101'9" unicycle
1977 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H. M. Schleyer, found
1977 Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in New York City
1975 "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 6137 performances
1975 Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
1975 Hamlisch and Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in New York City
1975 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
1974 Detroit Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Washington Caps
1974 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
1973 Ringo releases "Photograph"
1972 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 12 performances
1971 Last issue of "Look" magazine is published
1970 "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 505 performances
1970 Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale California
1970 John Frazier kills Ohta's declares WW 3 has begun
1969 J. Bock and S. Harnicks musical "Rothschilds," premieres in New York City
1969 Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1969 Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
1968 Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
1967 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
1967 Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus
1966 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1966 Yardbird 1st U.S. tour (New York City)
1963 Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1962 Stalin-monument removed in Prague
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 France grants Mauritania independence
1960 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting
1960 Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in
1960 U.S. imposes embargo on exports to Cuba
1959 Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
1959 William Gibson's "Miracle Worker," premieres in New York City
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 1,022 performances
1957 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
1954 Egypt and Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
1954 KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service
1953 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women's Golf Open
1951 President Harry S Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
1950 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
1950 U.N. forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea
1949 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
1949 Yankees trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
1948 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 95 performances
1947 De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
1944 Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg
1944 John Van Druten's "I Remember Mama," premieres in New York City
1944 Navy says black women can join WAVES
1944 U.S. forces land in Philippines
1943 Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow
1943 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
1943 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces retirement (hates New York)
1941 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
1939 Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas
1936 H. R. Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18 days
1935 Mao Tse Tung's army reaches Shanxi
1933 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
1932 Austria forbids demonstration by Nazi's and anti fascists
1932 British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
1932 Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech
1932 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP and Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
1930 Jules Ladoumegue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)
1926 John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle
1926 Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky and followers
1925 Italian army takes Somalia
1924 General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hour work day in Belgium
1923 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
1923 Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Volkischer Beobachter
1919 1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman
1919 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
1915 Russia/Italy declares war on Bulgaria
1914 U.S. Post Office 1st used an automobile to collect and deliver mail
1912 Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control
1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
1907 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
1906 Georges Chemenceau succeeds Sarien premier of France
1901 Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance March," premieres in Liverpool
1901 Santos-Dumont proves airship maneuverable by circling Eiffel Tower
1900 Henry O. Tanner, painter, wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition
1900 South African President Paul Kruger departs for Europe
1888 Moshav Gederah is attacked by Arabs
1882 Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley
1879 Afghan's emir Mohammed Yakub forced to resign
1879 Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light
1874 Mary Walsh and Charles Colson are 1st couple to be married in a balloon
1872 World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
1870 1st (4) blacks elected to House of Reps
1870 British SS Cambria leaves for Noth sea coast, 196 killed
1864 Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St. Albans, Vermont
1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Confederate attackers
1864 U.S. Brigadier General Emory Upton (25) promoted to general-major
1863 Battle of Buckland Mills, VA
1859 Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope
1856 James Kelly and Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne
1853 1st flour mill in Hawaii begins operations
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in U.S. to receive medical degree
1845 Richard Wagners opera "Tannhauser," premieres in Dresden
1818 U.S. and Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty
1812 Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow
1781 Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends
1765 Stamp Act Congress met in New York, wrote declaration of rights and liberties
1739 England declares war on Spain
1722 French C. Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
1682 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland
1655 Swedish King Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
1634 Beach Island in North sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood
1630 In Boston the 1st general court is held
1576 Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
1492 Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)
1466 2nd Peace of Thorn
1453 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war
1298 Rindfleish-140 Jews of Heilbron Germany are murdered
1031 Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord
615 St. Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope