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Monday, October 21, 2013

October 19 - The Day in History

October 19 : General Interest
1781: Victory at Yorktown

Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cornwallis-surrenders-at-yorktown

Automotive
1982 : John Z. DeLorean is arrested in $24 million cocaine deal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-z-delorean-is-arrested-in-24-million-cocaine-deal

Civil War
1864 : Yankees are victorious at the Battle of Cedar Creek
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-cedar-creek

Cold War
1958 : The first Cold War world's fair closes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-cold-war-worlds-fair-closes

Crime
1982 : John DeLorean is arrested for drug dealing
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-delorean-is-arrested-for-drug-dealing

Disaster
1991 : Fire sweeps through Oakland hills
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-sweeps-through-oakland-hills

General Interest
1812 : Napoleon retreats from Moscow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleon-retreats-from-moscow
1935 : Ethiopia stands alone
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ethiopia-stands-alone
1989 : Guildford Four are cleared
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/guildford-four-are-cleared

Hollywood
1985 : First Blockbuster store opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-blockbuster-store-opens

Literary
1931 : John le Carre is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-le-carre-is-born

Music
1985 : "Take on Me" music video helps Norway's a-Ha reach the top the U.S. pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quottake-on-mequot-music-video-helps-norway39s-a-ha-reach-the-top-the-us-pop-charts

Old West
1869 : Construction begins on the Sutro Tunnel in Virginia City, Nevada
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/construction-begins-on-the-sutro-tunnel-in-virginia-city-nevada

Presidential
1796 : Editorial accuses Jefferson of affair with slave
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/editorial-accuses-jefferson-of-affair-with-slave

Sports
1957 : Rocket Richard scores 500 goals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rocket-richard-scores-500-goals

Vietnam War
1965 : Communists attack Plei Me Special Forces camp
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-attack-plei-me-special-forces-camp
1972 : Kissinger discusses draft peace treaty with President Thieu
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kissinger-discusses-draft-peace-treaty-with-president-thieu

World War I
1914 : First Battle of Ypres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-ypres

World War II
1943 : Chinese and Suluks revolt against Japanese in North Borneo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-and-suluks-revolt-against-japanese-in-north-borneo


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