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 This day in History - October 19
373 Historic Events for October 19
1879

Afghan's emir Mohammed Yakub forced to resign

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1879

Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light

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1882

Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley

Event
1882

Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright

Birth
1888

Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary/founder (Flemish Wind), dies at 38

Death
1888

Moshav Gederah is attacked by Arabs

Event
1889

Uncle Art Satherly, entertainer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award)

Birth
1892

Ilmari Hannikainen, composer

Birth
1892

Alexander A Aljechin, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)

Birth
1895

Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer

Birth
1899

Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67)

Birth
1900

Theodoro Valcarcel, composer

Birth
1900

S African Pres Paul Kruger departs for Europe

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1900

Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)

Birth
1900

Henry O Tanner, painter, wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition

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1901

Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)

Birth
1901

Santos-Dumont proves airship maneuverable by circling Eiffel Tower

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1901

Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance March," premieres in Liverpool

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1903

Vittorio Giannini, composer

Birth
1906

Georges Chemenceau succeeds Sarien premier of France

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1907

1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)

Event
1908

Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer

Birth
1908

Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)

Birth
1909

Robert Beatty, Ontario, actor (Amorous Mr Pawn, Where Eagles Dare)

Birth
1909

Christopher KH de Ner‚e tot Babberich, cartoonist, dies at 29

Death