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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, October 19, 2022


  • Jonathan Swift (author) –
  • Leo Clarke (Victoria Cross recipient) –
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay (poet) –
  • Richard Blackwell (fashion designer & critic known simply as Mr. Blackwellβ€β€œ) –
  • Tom Bosley (actor) –


  • Martha Jefferson (wife of Thomas Jefferson; died before presidency) –
  • Cassius Marcellus Clay (abolitionist) –
  • Alice McLellan Birney (child welfare worker; the work by her and others led to the formation of the PTA) –
  • Eddie Bauer (merchant) –
  • Jack Anderson (journalist) –
  • John Le Carre (author) –
  • Robert Reed (actor) –
  • Peter Max (artist) –
  • John Lithgow (actor) –
  • Giorgio Cavazzano (comic strip artist & illustrator) –
  • Jennifer Holliday (singer) –
  • Evander Holyfield (boxer) –
  • Ty Pennington (carpenter; host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) –
  • Brad Daugherty (basketball player) –
  • Jon Favreau (actor, writer, & director) –
  • Chris Kattan (actor) –
  • Keith Foulke (baseball player) –


  • Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War–
  • President Abraham Lincoln wrote to an 11-year-old girl who requested that he grow a beard–
  • First wedding to take place in balloon occurred, over Cincinnati, Ohio–
  • Government autos were first used to deliver U.S. mail–
  • Watertown Senior High School, in South Dakota, was the first school to fingerprint students–
  • Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, was first isolated by researchers at Rutgers University–
  • Queen Elizabeth II went to a U.S. football game–
  • The Miracle Worker, a dramatization of Helen Keller’s early life, opens on Broadway–
  • U.S. auto executive, John DeLorean, was charged with the crime of selling cocaine to undercover police–
  • The first Blockbuster Video store opened in Dallas, Texas–
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 22% on what has become known as Black Mondayβ€β€œβ€“
  • Mother Teresa was beatified by Pope John Paul II–
  • In Indiana, a family’s pet Amazon parrot saved their lives by mimicking the sound of a fire alarm to alert them their house was on fire–
  • An earthquake measuring 2.5 hit Littleton, Massachusetts–
  • The Tampa Bay Rays won the American League Championship Series for the first time in franchise history–
  • First object (β€˜Oumuamua) from another solar system detected in ours–


  • A hurricane that blew for five hours swept Great Lakes waters into Buffalo, drowning 200 people–
  • Hurricane Wilma made history by dropping pressure to 882 millibars–

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