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.

1937PETER MAX the American artist was born Peter Max Finkelstein in Berlin, Germany, on the 19th October 1937. website : PeterMax.comvideo : Peter max : 50 Years of Colour (AARP)

1944PETER TOSH the Jamaican singer, songwriter and guitarist was born Winston Hubert McIntosh in Westmoreland, Jamaica, on the 19th October 1944 (died 1987 aged 42). Peter Tosh was a core member of The Wailers, with Bob Marley. video : Johnny B Goode performed by Peter Tosh

1945DiViNE the American drag queen performer was born Harris Glenn Milstead in Baltimore, Maryland, on the 19th October 1945 (died 1988 aged 42). website : DivineOfficial.com | video : “You Think You’re a Man” performed by Divine (1984)

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 Prestatyn, Wales 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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