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Notable Historical Events for October 19th

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

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

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

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

1812Napoleon's forces begin their retreat from Moscow

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

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

1913At a meeting of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in Durban, NIC secretaries, M. C. Anglia and Dada Osman, severely criticise Mahatma Gandhi and tender their resignations

1939Hermann Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas

1926Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers

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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

1745Jonathan Swift, English writer (Gulliver's Travels), dies at 77

1937Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

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