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On your birthday in history
Historical events that occurred on 19 October.
439 The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
1216 King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.
1453 The French recapture of Bordeaux brings the Hundred Years' War to a close, with the English retaining only Calais on French soil.
1466 The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
1469 Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.
1512 Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).
1649 New Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.
1781 At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis' sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau.
1789 Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
1812 Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
1813 The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.
1822 In Parnaiba; Simplicio Dias da Silva, Joao Candido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piaui.
1864 Battle of Cedar Creek: Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys the Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
1864 St. Albans Raid: Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
1866 Venice - Annexation of Veneto and Mantua to Italy - At Hotel Europa, Austria hands over Veneto to France, which hands it immediately over to Italy.
1873 Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.
1904 Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
1912 Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
1914 The First Battle of Ypres begins.
1917 The Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
1921 Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
1933 Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
1935 The League of Nations places economic sanctions on fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.
1943 Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
1944 United States forces land in the Philippines.
1950 The People's Liberation Army takes control of the town of Qamdo; this is sometimes called the 'Invasion of Tibet'
.1950 The People's Republic of China joins the Korean War by sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river to fight United Nations forces.
1954 First ascent of Cho Oyu.
1956 The Soviet Union and Japan sign a Joint Declaration, officially ending the state of war between the two countries that had existed since August 1945.
1959 The first discotheque opens.
1969 The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
1973 President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.
1974 Niue becomes a self-governing colony of New Zealand.
1976 Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
1983 Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, is overthrown and executed in a military coup d'etat led by Bernard Coard.
1986 Samora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others die when their Tupolev 134 plane crashes into the Lebombo Mountains.
1987 In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran's offshore oil platforms.
1987 Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
1989 The convictions of the Guildford Four are quashed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales after they had spent 15 years in prison.
2001 SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
2003 Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II
.2004 Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
2004 Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
2005 Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 MB.
2005 Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
2007 Philippines. A bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati. The blast killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.