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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

1969Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

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

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

1983Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

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

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

1939Hermann Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas

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

1935Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

1966Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

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Notable Birthdays on October 19th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 19th

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

1926Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

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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