OCTOBER 19 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1386 – Universität Heidelberg, the oldest German university held its 1st lecture on the 19th October 1386.

1512 – Martin Luther became a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia) on the 19th October 1512.

1933 – Germany withdrew from the League of Nations on the 19th October 1933.

1957KARL WALLiNGER the Welsh musician, songwriter and record producer best known for leading the band World Party and as a member of The Waterboys was born PrestatynWales on the 19th October 1957. Karl Wallinger is a multi-instrumentalist, which enabled him to record the bulk of World Party material as a one-man band.  Karl also wrote and originally released the song She’s the One, which was later covered by Robbie Williams, and became a hit single. Karl Wallinger online:  Twitter.com/WorldPartyKarl | Official website: WorldParty.net | Official YouTube video: World Party ~ Ship Of Fools (1987)

1974 – Niue became a self-governing colony of New Zealand on the 19th October 1974.

1987 – Black Monday occurred on the 19th October 1987 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 22%, 508 points.

2003 – Mother Teresa was beatified by Pope John Paul II on the 19th October 2003.

2005 – Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity on the 19th October 2005.

2005 – Hurricane Wilma became the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb, on the 19th October 2005.

Today in History for October 19th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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