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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

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

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

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

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

1969Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

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

1812Napoleon's forces begin their retreat from Moscow

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

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

1926Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers

October 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 19th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 19th

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

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

October 19th Weddings
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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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