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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

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

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

1926Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers

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

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

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

1983Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

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

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

1812Napoleon's forces begin their retreat from Moscow

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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

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)

October 19th Weddings
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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

October 19th Deaths
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