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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

1982 : John Z. DeLorean is arrested in $24 million cocaine deal

Civil War
1864 : Yankees are victorious at the Battle of Cedar Creek

Cold War
1958 : The first Cold War world's fair closes

1982 : John DeLorean is arrested for drug dealing

1991 : Fire sweeps through Oakland hills

General Interest
1812 : Napoleon retreats from Moscow
1935 : Ethiopia stands alone
1989 : Guildford Four are cleared

1985 : First Blockbuster store opens

1931 : John le Carre is born

1985 : "Take on Me" music video helps Norway's a-Ha reach the top the U.S. pop charts

Old West
1869 : Construction begins on the Sutro Tunnel in Virginia City, Nevada

1796 : Editorial accuses Jefferson of affair with slave

1957 : Rocket Richard scores 500 goals

Vietnam War
1965 : Communists attack Plei Me Special Forces camp
1972 : Kissinger discusses draft peace treaty with President Thieu

World War I
1914 : First Battle of Ypres

World War II
1943 : Chinese and Suluks revolt against Japanese in North Borneo


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