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  • Jerusalem
    Thursday Oct 19, 1009

    Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah

    Destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Jerusalem
    Thursday Oct 19, 1009

    Al-Ḥākim's destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 1009.




  • Oella, Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 19, 1806

    Benjamin Banneker

    Death

    Oella, Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 19, 1806

    Banneker never married. Because of declining sales, his 1797 almanacs were the last that printers published. After selling much of his homesite to the Ellicotts and others, he probably died in his log cabin nine years later on October 19, 1806, aged 74.




  • Paris, France
    Saturday Oct 19, 1901

    Eiffel Tower

    Alberto Santos-Dumont, flying his No.6 airship, won a 100,000-franc prize

    Paris, France
    Saturday Oct 19, 1901

    On 19 October 1901, Alberto Santos-Dumont, flying his No.6 airship, won a 100,000-franc prize offered by Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe for the first person to make a flight from St. Cloud to the Eiffel Tower and back in less than half an hour.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Wednesday Oct 19, 1927

    Juan Trippe

    Pan Am's First Flight

    Havana, Cuba
    Wednesday Oct 19, 1927

    Pan Am's first flight took off on October 19, 1927, from Key West, Florida, to Havana, Cuba, in a hired Fairchild FC-2 floatplane being delivered to West Indian Aerial Express in the Dominican Republic.




  • Yalu River, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    Korean War

    China entered the war

    Yalu River, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    On 19 October 1950, Chinese forces of the People's Volunteer Army (PVA) crossed the Yalu and entered the war. The surprise Chinese intervention triggered a retreat of UN forces back below the 38th Parallel by late December.




  • Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    Mao Zedong

    People's Volunteer Army

    Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    In 19 October 1950, Mao made the decision to send the People's Volunteer Army (PVA), a special unit of the People's Liberation Army, into the Korean war and fight as well as to reinforce the armed forces of North Korea, the Korean People's Army, which had been in full retreat. Historical records showed that Mao directed the PVA campaigns to the minutest details.




  • Pyongyang, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    Korean War

    Pyongyang was Captured

    Pyongyang, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    The Eighth US Army drove up western Korea and captured Pyongyang on 19 October 1950.


  • Persian Gulf
    Monday Oct 19, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Nimble Archer

    Persian Gulf
    Monday Oct 19, 1987

    Iran deployed Silkworm missiles to attack some ships, but only a few were actually fired, and in response to Iranian Silkworm missile attacks on Kuwaiti oil tankers, launched Operation Nimble Archer, destroying two Iranian oil rigs in the Persian Gulf.


  • Seoul, South Korea
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2011

    Samsung

    Samsung companies was fined

    Seoul, South Korea
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2011

    On 19 October 2011, Samsung companies was fined €145,727,000 for being part of a price cartel of ten companies for DRAMs which lasted from 1 July 1998 to 15 June 2002.


  • Canada
    Monday Oct 19, 2015

    Justin Trudeau

    Victory in the federal election

    Canada
    Monday Oct 19, 2015

    On October 19, 2015, after the longest official campaign in over a century, Trudeau led the Liberals to a decisive victory in the federal election. The Liberals won 184 of the 338 seats, with 39.5% of the popular vote, for a strong majority government; a gain of 150 seats compared to the 2011 federal election.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Eminem

    Campaign Speech

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    On October 19, 2016, Eminem released a new song called "Campaign Speech", a political hip hop song, and announced he was working on a new album.


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Final Presidential debate (2016)

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    The final presidential debate was held on October 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Trump's refusal to say whether he would accept the result of the election, regardless of the outcome, drew particular attention, with some saying it undermined democracy.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Nintendo

    NX trailer

    Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    On 20 October 2016, Nintendo released a preview trailer about the NX, revealing the official name to be the Nintendo Switch. According to Fils-Aimé, the console gave game developers new abilities to bring their creative concepts to life by opening up the concept of gaming without limits


  • New zealand
    Thursday Oct 19, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Coalition to become the next prime minister

    New zealand
    Thursday Oct 19, 2017

    On 19 October 2017, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters agreed to form a coalition with Labour, making Ardern the next prime minister. This coalition receives confidence and supply from the Green Party. Ardern named Peters as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. She also gave New Zealand First five posts in her government, with Peters and three other ministers serving in Cabinet.


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