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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

1926Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers

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

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

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

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

1812Napoleon's forces begin their retreat from Moscow

1969Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

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

1935Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

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

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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

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

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

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