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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

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

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

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

1935Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

1812Napoleon's forces begin their retreat from Moscow

1983Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

1512Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).

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

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 19th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 19th

1926Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

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

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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

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