Things to Remember on Oct 19

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1466 The Thirteen Years’ War ends with the Second Peace of Thorn, Germany

1492 Christopher Columbus sights “Isabela”, now Fortune Island/Long Cay, Bahamas

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

1630 In Boston the 1st general court is held

1682 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland

1739 England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]

1812 Napoleon’s forces begin their retreat from Moscow

1818 US Government and Chickasaw Indians sign a treaty

1853 First flour mill in Hawaii begins operations

1870 1st African Americans (4) elected to US House of Representatives

1900 Painter Henry O Tanner wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition

1904 Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through superintendence of American C.A. O’Reilley

1915 Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria

1925 Italian army takes Somalia

1943 Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University

1951 US President Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany


1722 Frenchman C Hopffer patents the fire extinguisher

1907 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)

1926 John C Garand patents) semi-automatic rifle

1953 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service

1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983 Space Shuttle Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility

2014 A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States

2015 US scientists from University of California find evidence life on earth may have begun 4.1 billion years ago, 300 million earlier than previously thought

2017 Outbreak of the Marburg virus declared by Uganda’s Ministry of Health


1930 Jules Ladoumègue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)

1933 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936

1964 American sprinter Edith McGuire runs an Olympic record 23.0 to win the women’s 200m gold medal in Tokyo; minor place medallists Irena Szewińska of Poland and Australian Marilyn Black both record 23.1

1968 Australian swimmer Michael Wendon sets world record 52.2s to win the blue ribband men’s 100m freestyle gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics

1981 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 3 games to 2

1986 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (v India, Bombay)

1991 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as Rhode Island beats Maine, 52-30 (6 OT)

1997 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)

1999 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat New York Mets, 4 games to 2

2006 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3

2013 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2 Source : Internet