This Day in History – October 19

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This Day in History - October 19

“People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a tree without roots”. This quote by Marcus Garvey essentially speaks of the importance of historical events in our lives. When one looks back, there are multiple events that have taken place in the past that hold significance. October 19 is one such day that is remembered for the events that have taken place on this day in history. To know more about these important events of October 19, read through the blog.

What Happened in India on October 19?

1950 – Missionary of Charities founded
The Missionary of Charities was founded by Mother Teresa in Calcutta.
1970 – MiG 21 incorporated by IAF
The Indian Air Force incorporated its first indigenously built MiG-21 aircraft into the Army.

Credits : IndiaTimes

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 19

1914 – First World War
The First Battle of Ypres began.
1921 – Bloody Night Coup
The Portuguese PM and several others were murdered in the Bloody Night Coup.
1943 – Streptomycin isolated
Streptomycin,  the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, was isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

Credirs : Rutgers University

1944 – Coup Against Juan Federico Ponce Vaides
A coup was launched against Juan Federico Ponce Vaides
1987 – Operation Nimble Archer
The US Navy Conducted Operation Nimble Archer, which was an attack on two Iranian oil platforms.

2005 – Saddam Hussein on trial in Baghdad
Saddam Hussein on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
2012 – Lebanon Bomb Explosion
A bomb explosion took place in Lebanon that killed 8 people.

Famous Birthdays

1956 – Ajay Singh Deol/ Sunny Deol
Popularly known as Sunny Deol. He is a renowned actor, director, producer, and now also a politician.

Credits : India TV

1966 – Jon Favreau
Jonathan Kolia Favreau is an American actor and filmmaker.

1982 – Gillian Jacobs
Gillian MacLaren Jacobs is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Britta Perry.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history –October 19. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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