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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

1939Hermann Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas

1969Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

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

1983Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

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

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

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

1935Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

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

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

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Notable Birthdays on October 19th

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

1962Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer (Oly-bronze-1988)/champ (1990-92)

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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

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

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

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