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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

1492Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)

1966Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

1935Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

1983Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

1960Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in

1939Hermann Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas

1913At a meeting of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in Durban, NIC secretaries, M. C. Anglia and Dada Osman, severely criticise Mahatma Gandhi and tender their resignations

1845Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser," premieres in Dresden

1944British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

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Notable Birthdays on October 19th

1899Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), (d. 1974)

1937Peter Max, Berlin, American psychadelic artist (Dynamite Chicken)

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Notable Weddings on October 19th

1991Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)

2012Grammy Award winning singer Justin Timberlake (31) weds "Total Recall" actress Jessica Biel (30) at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy

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Notable Deaths on October 19th

1937Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

1745Jonathan Swift, English writer (Gulliver's Travels), dies at 77

October 19th Deaths
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