On This Day..... October 19

 

OCTOBER 19TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY
  • TODAY IS KENTUCKY APPRECIATION DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ROBERT REED (1932-1992)
  • DIVINE (1945-1988)
 
  • JOHN LITHGOW (1945, 73)
  • EVANDER HOLYFIELD (1962, 56)
 
  • TY PENNINGTON (1964, 54)
  • JON FAVREAU (1966, 52)
 
  • AMY CARTER (1967, 51)
  • JASON REITMAN (1977, 41)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1216, KING JOHN OF ENGLAND, SIGNER OF THE MAGNA CARTA, DIES AT 49
  • IN 1533, A GERMAN MONK NAMED MICHAEL STIFEL ANNOUNCES THAT THE BIBLE LEFT CLUES SAYING THE WORLD WOULD END ON OCTOBER 19, 1533. TOWNSPEOPLE DID NOT PLANT CROPS OR STORE FOOD FOR THE WINTER BECAUSE OF IT AND ON THE MORNING OF, THEY BURNED THEIR HOMES AND POSSESSIONS IN PREPARATION. WHEN THE DAY CAME AND WENT, THE VILLAGE STORMED HIS HOME AND HE HAD TO BE TAKEN INTO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY FOR HIS OWN SAFETY
  • IN 1630, BOSTON OPENS THE FIRST COURT IN THE COLONIES
 
  • IN 1752, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FLIES HIS FAMOUS KITE AND WRITES ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE
  • IN 1765, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS MEETS TO WRITE THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS AND GRIEVANCES IN RESPONSE TO THE STAMP ACT
  • IN 1781, BRITISH GENERAL CORNWALLIS SURRENDERS AT YORKTOWN TO GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON TO ENDS THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
 
  • IN 1812, NAPOLEON RETREATS FROM MOSCOW
  • IN 1860, FUTURE PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN RESPONDS TO A LETTER FROM AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL TO LET HER KNOW HE THINKS IT WOULD BE SILLY TO GROW A BEARD BUT HE WILL DO IT ANYWAY FOR HER
  • IN 1864, CONFEDERATE TROOPS RETREAT AFTER BEING DEFEATED IN THE BATTLE OF CEDAR CREEK, VIRGINIA
 
  • IN 1870, FOUR AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE THE FIRST TO BE ELECTED TO CONGRESS
  • IN 1904, THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT ADDS HORSES AND BEGINS HORSE PATROLS
  • IN 1919, THE REDS DEFEAT THE WHITE SOX IN THE WORLD SERIES. THE WHITE SOX WERE LATER FOUND TO HAVE 8 PLAYERS WHO THREW THE SERIES, WHO BECAME KNOWN AS THE “BLACK SOX” AND WERE BANNED FROM BASEBALL
 
  • IN 1926, JOHN GARAND PATENTS THE SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE
  • IN 1926, RUSSIA THROWS OUT LEON TROTSKY AND HIS ALLIES
  • IN 1957, “DAMN YANKEES” CLOSES ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 1952, ALAIN BOMBARD OF FRANCE SET SAIL FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS TO PROVE HE COULD SURVIVE WITH NO PROVISIONS IN JUST A 15 FOOT BOAT UNTIL HE REACHED THE U.S. HE LOST 55 POUNDS AND ONLY ATE PLANKTON AND FISH THAT HE CAUGHT. HE LANDED IN BARBADOS ON DECEMBER 23
  • IN 1959, FLORENCE HENDERSON JOINS “THE TODAY SHOW”
  • IN 1960, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. IS ARRESTED AT AN ATLANTA SIT-IN
 
  • IN 1960, THE UNITED STATES EMBARGOES GOOD FROM CUBA
  • IN 1965, THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES BEGINS AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE KU KLUX KLAN
  • IN 1966, BOBBY ORR PLAYS IN HIS FIRST GAME FOR THE BOSTON BRUINS
  • IN 1973, DAVID BOWIE RELEASES AN ALBUM OF COVERS CALLED “PIN UPS” WHICH FEATURED TWIGGY ON THE COVER
 
  • IN 1975, “A CHORUS LINE” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1976, PRESIDENT FORD SIGNS A LAW REVISING COPYRIGHT RULES TO INCLUDE PHOTOCOPYING AND TELEVISION RIGHTS
  • IN 1977, THE CONCORDE TOUCHES DOWN IN NYC FOR THE FIRST TIME
 
  • IN 1982, CAR MAKER JOHN DELOREAN IS ARRESTED ON COCAINE CHARGES. HE HAS 59 POUNDS CONFISCATED AND IS CHARGED WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, BUT FOUND NOT GUILTY
  • IN 1983, THE U.S. SENATE MAKES MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S BIRTHDAY A HOLIDAY
  • IN 1985, A-HA HITS #1 WITH “TAKE ON ME”
 
  • IN 1987, “ANYTHING GOES” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1987, THE DOW JONES INDEX FALLS OVER 20% (508.32 POINTS) IN ONE DAY, DUBBED “BLACK MONDAY”
  • IN 1987, THE U.S. BOMBS TWO OIL RIGS IN IRAN IN RESPONSE TO ATTACKS ON SHIPS IN THE PERSIAN GULF
  • IN 1988, ROXETTE RELEASES “ROXETTE LOOK SHARP!”
 
  • IN 1990, KEVIN COSTNER RELEASES “DANCES WITH WOLVES”
  • IN 1991, MICHAEL MOORE MARRIES KATHLEEN GLYNN
  • IN 1996, LENNY CLARKE MARRIES PRODUCER JENNIFER MILLER IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD
  • IN 1999, CHER RELEASES “BELIEVE"
 
  • IN 2003, POPE JOHN PAUL II OFFICIALLY MAKES MOTHER TERESA A SAINT
  • IN 2005, SADDAM HUSSEIN IS PUT ON TRIAL FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN IRAQ
  • IN 2008, TAMPA BAY BEATS BOSTON IN THE ALCS TO HEAD TO THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 2008, FASHION CRITIC MR. BLACKWELL DIES AT 86
 
  • IN 2011, COLDPLAY DEBUT AT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “MYLO XYLOTO”
  • IN 2012, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE MARRIES JESSICA BIEL
  • IN 2013, THE RED SOX BEAT THE DETRIOT TIGERS IN THE ALCS AND GO TO THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 2015, JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S LIBERAL PARTY GAINS CONTROL OF CANADA AND SETS THE STAGE FOR HIM TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER
 
  • IN 2016, DONALD TRUMP DEBATES HILLARY CLINTON FOR THE THIRD TIME AND STATES THAT HE MAY NOT ACCEPT THE RESULT OF THE ELECTION IF HE LOSES
  • IN 2017, JACINDA ARDEN WINS THE PRIME MINISTRY OF NEW ZEALAND, BECOMING THE YOUNGEST LEADER IN THE NATION’S HISTORY AT 37 AND THE FIRST WORLD LEADER ELECTED WHILE PREGNANT
 

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