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Monday, October 19, 2009

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico says that he will also demand an opt-out in the Treaty of Lisbon if the Czech Republic is granted one. //www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,655975,00.html ("Der Spiegel")

Friday, October 19, 2007

An explosion kills up to eight civilians Glorietta Mall in Makati City, PhilippinesJee Ann De Gracia was one of the 11th victim of Bombing. //newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/metro/view_article.php?article_id=95462 (AFP via Inquirer)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth rules that Mohammad Munaf, a United States citizen, can be transferred to Iraqi authorities to face a death sentence over the kidnapping of three Romanian journalists in 2005 around Baghdad. //www.nytimes.com/2006/10/19/world/middleeast/19citizen_wire.html (AP via New York Times)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sunday, October 19, 2003

United Kingdom: A new biography, reported in "The Sunday Times", claims that the prosecution of Oscar Wilde for sodomy was ordered by the then Liberal government, in a deal with the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Lord Alfred Douglas, to prevent his exposure of a homosexual relationship between another of his sons, Viscount Drumlanrig, and British Prime Minister Lord Rosebery. According to reports, future prime minister Herbert Asquith played a key role in negotiating the deal, which led to the imprisonment of the Irish writer.

Friday, October 19, 2001

"SIEV-X" sinks en route to Christmas Island.
SIEV-X sinks en route to Christmas Island.

Tuesday, October 19, 1993

Benazir Bhutto becomes the first elected woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state, in Pakistan.

Monday, October 19, 1992

The Communist Party of China promotes several market-oriented reformers to the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, signaling a defeat for hard-line ideologues.

Wednesday, October 19, 1988

The United Kingdom bans broadcast interviews with IRA members. The BBC gets around this stricture through the use of professional actors.

Sunday, October 19, 1986

Mozambican president Samora Machel's plane crashes in South Africa.

Friday, October 19, 1984

Polishsecret police kidnap Jerzy Popiełuszko, a Catholic priest who supports the Solidarity movement. His dead body is found in a reservoir 11 days later on October 30.

Wednesday, October 19, 1983

Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, and 40 others are assassinated in a military coup.

Tuesday, October 19, 1982

World Series: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 6–3 in game 7.
John De Lorean is arrested for selling cocaine to undercover FBI agents (he is later found not guilty due to entrapment).
Luzhniki disaster: During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death.

Friday, October 19, 1979

13 Marines die in a fire at C Fuji, Japan as a result of Typhoon Tip.//www.fuji.usmc.mil/about/fire.html US Marine Corps

Wednesday, October 19, 1977

German Autumn: Kidnapped industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer is found murdered in Mulhouse, France.

Thursday, October 19, 1967

The "Mariner 5" probe flies by Venus.

Saturday, October 19, 1963

Alec Douglas-Home succeeds Harold Macmillan as British Prime Minister.

Thursday, October 19, 1961

The Arab League takes over protecting Kuwait the last British troops leave.

Thursday, October 19, 1950

Korean War: The People's Republic of China enters the conflict by sending thousands of soldiers across the Yalu River

Monday, October 19, 1936

H.R. Ekins, reporter for the "New York World-Telegram", wins a race to travel around the world on commercial airline flights, beating out Dorothy Kilgallen of the "New York Journal" and Leo Kieran of the "New York Times". The flight takes 18½ days.

Friday, October 19, 1928

William Edward Hickman is executed at San Quentin prison for the 1927 murder of Marion Parker.

Tuesday, October 19, 1926

Sunday, October 19, 1924

Abdul Aziz declares himself protector of holy places in Mecca.

Friday, October 19, 1917

Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.

Tuesday, October 19, 1915

Mexican Revolution: The U.S. recognizes the Mexican government of Venustiano Carranza "de facto" (not "de jure" until 1917).

Sunday, October 19, 1913

The DLRG (German Life-Saving Society) is founded.

Wednesday, October 19, 1904

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

Monday, October 19, 1874

The modern University of Zagreb is founded in Zagreb.

Friday, October 19, 1860

A new Māori revolt begins in New Zealand.
Garibaldi again defeats the Neapolitan forces, advancing on Gaeta, the last remaining Neapolitan strong-point.
Meeting at Teano: Giuseppe Garibaldi gives Naples to the king Victor Emmanuel II, recognizing him as King of Italy.

Saturday, October 19, 1850

Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity was founded at the University of Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 19, 1832

Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity is founded at Hamilton College.

Monday, October 19, 1812

Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow.

Friday, October 19, 1781

American Revolution: Following the Siege of Yorktown, General Charles Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, ending the armed struggle of the American Revolution.

Monday, October 19, 1682

Kara Mustafa departs with the Ottoman army to Adrianople.

Tuesday, October 19, 1655

Swedish King Karl X Gustav occupies Krakow (Poland).

Saturday, October 9, 1512 (Julianian calendar)

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

Tuesday, October 10, 1469 (Julianian calendar)

James III of Scotland acquires the Orkney and Shetland Islands from Denmark.
Marsilio Ficino completes his translation of the collected works of Plato.
Lorenzo de' Medici takes power in Florence.
Sigismund of Austria sells Upper-Elsass (Alsace) to Charles the Bold in exchange for aid in a war against the Swiss.
Marsilio Ficino writes Commentary on Plato's Symposium on Love.
Moctezuma I, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan, dies and is succeeded by Axayacatl.
Uzun Hassan wins in Persia and defeats Abu Sa'id.
Marsilio Ficino starts to work on Platonic Theology.
Infante Ferdinand of Aragon marries Infanta Isabella of Castile. This event will lead to a unified Spain in 1492.
Lorenzo de' Medici takes power in Florence.

Friday, October 10, 1466 (Julianian calendar)

The Chimú Empire is conquered by troops of the Inca.
Louis XI of France introduces silk weaving to Lyon.
The Mentelin Bible, the first printedGerman languageBible, is produced.
Collapse of the Kingdom of Georgia into anarchy and it's subsequent fragmentation into rival states of Kartli, Kakheti, Imereti, Samtskhe-Saatabago and a number of principalities, which is finalised in 1490 when Constantine II of Georgia has to recognize his rival monarchies.

Wednesday, October 10, 1453 (Julianian calendar)

Johannes Gutenberg invents the movable type printing press.
The Hundred Years\\' War comes to a close with the French recapture of Bordeaux, leaving the English retaining only Calais on French soil.
The Hundred Years' War comes to a close with the French recapture of Bordeaux, leaving the English retaining only Calais on French soil.

Sunday, October 10, 1434 (Julianian calendar)

Portuguese traders deliver their first cargo of African slaves to Lisbon.
Explorer Gil Eanes reaches Cape Bojador in Western Sahara, thus destroying the legends of the Dark Sea.
In Ming DynastyChina, a long episode of drought, flood, locust infestation, and famine cripple agriculture and commerce in areas throughout the country until 1448.
The University of Catania is founded in Italy.

Thursday, October 11, 1330 (Julianian calendar)

King Edward III of England starts his personal reign, executing his regent Roger Mortimer.

Thursday, October 16, 615 (Julianian calendar)

Muslims begin to emigrate to Abyssinia.
Pope Adeodatus I (also known as Deusdedit) succeeds Pope Boniface IV as the 68th pope.

Wednesday, October 18, 439 (Julianian calendar)

The monastery of Mar Saba is founded near Bethlehem (Palestine).
Winter ndash The Vandals conquer Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and the Balearic Islands.
The Vandals establish a North African granary that enables them to enforce their will on other nations who are dependent on North Africa for grain and other food staples.
Isaac the Great, Armenian apostolic patriarch, dies at Ashtishat. He helped to develop a Greek-inspired alphabet and translate the Bible with various Christian writings into Armenian.
Carthage falls to the Vandals. Genseric makes it his capital and established the Vandal Kingdom.
Source: Wikipedia