On this Day in History, October 19

New things happen every day, but not every event makes it to the books of history. They ought to be extraordinary events that are either worth applauding or extremely heart-wrenching.

Let’s walk you down memory lane to reminisce the historic events that happened on October 19.

  • 1722 – The automatic fire extinguisher was patented by French C. Hopffer.
  • 1901 -Santos-Dumont proved the airship is maneuverable by circling Eiffel Tower.
  • 1927Australian Aborigines full-scale war.
  • 1937 – USA plane crash that killed everyone on board.
  • 1943 – The first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, Streptomycin, was isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 1950 – The battle of Chamdo ends.
  • 1954 –  Following a number of crashes of the Comet aircraft its certificate of airworthiness was withdrawn while an inquiry into why the crashes occurred, showed it was due to metal fatigue.
  • 1957 – Canadian Maurice “Rocket” Richard, became the 1st NHLer to score 500 goals.
  • 1958 – American politician, 7th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Michael Steele, was born.
  • 1975 – “A Chorus Line”, recorded longest-running Broadway show (6,137 performances), premiered on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in New York
  • 1978 – A new report released showed the widely-ranging costs of owning your own home in different parts of the country.
  • 1982 – John DeLorean was arrested in an airport motel with a briefcase containing $24 million dollars worth of cocaine.
  • 1988 – A bill passed by the senate limited the number of ads that can be shown during children’s TV programs.
  • 1991 – A fire in the hills of Oakland, California, burnt thousands of homes and killed 25 people.
  • 1996 – “Rescue Me” actor-comedian Lenny Clarke married former TV producer Jennifer Miller at Martha’s Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1998 – Former Chilean Dictator got arrested by British Police responding to a Spanish Extradition Warrant issued for the murder, detention, and torture of Spanish citizens during his tenure.
  • 2008 –  A global economic summit to discuss the global financial crisis will be held in the US after November’s presidential election.
  • 2011 – Google unveils Android version 4.0 code, named Ice Cream Sandwich, running on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus mobile phone.
  • 2012 – Stanford Ovshinsky, the man who invented the hybrid battery, died.
  • 2015 – US scientists from the University of California found evidence that life on earth may have begun 4.1 billion years ago, 300 million.

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