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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

1983Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

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.

1939Hermann Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas

1812Napoleon's forces begin their retreat from Moscow

1926Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers

1935Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 19th

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

1899Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), (d. 1974)

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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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