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October 19 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 73 days remaining.
300 BC-AD 1899 202 BC - The Battle of Zama results in the defeat of Carthage and Hannibal. AD 439 - The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa. 1453 - The French recapture of Bordeaux brings the Hundred Years War to a close, with the English retaining only Calais on French soil. 1781 - Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders to George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown, Virginia, ending the American Revolutionary War. 1812 - Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow. 1813 - The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats. 1864 - Battle of Cedar Creek - Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys Confederate Army under Jubal Early. 1864 - Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada. 1873 - Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.
1900-1999 1912 - Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire. 1914 - The First Battle of Ypres begins. 1917 - Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened. 1933 - Germany withdraws from the League of Nations. 1943 - Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University. 1944 - United States forces land in the Philippines. 1954 - First ascent of Cho Oyu 1960 - Mauretania gains independence from France. 1973 - President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes. 1982 - John De Lorean is arrested for trafficking in cocaine. 1983 - Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, is overthrown and executed in a military coup d'état led by Bernard Coard. 1985 - The first Blockbuster Video store opens in Dallas, Texas. 1986 - Samora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others died when their Tupolev 134 plane crashed into the Lebombo Mountains. 1987 - In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran's offshore oil platforms. 1987 - ( Black Monday) Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%. 1989 - Guildford Four convictions are quashed by the Court of Appeal - they had spent 15 years in prison through a miscarriage of justice. 1991 - Paul Glover buys a samosa at the Farmers' Market with Half HOUR #751; the first use of Ithaca Hours. 1994 - New Zealand's Goodnight Kiwi airs for the last time.
1900-1999 1907 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, band leader (d. 1962) 1908 - Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer 1910 - Jean Genet, French author (d. 1986) 1916 - Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (d. 1994) 1918 - Louis Althusser, French Marxist philosopher 1931 - John le Carré, English novelist 1932 - Robert Reed, actor (d. 1992) 1937 - Peter Max, pop artist 1942 - Andrew Vachss, author and attorney 1944 - Peter Tosh, musician 1945 - Divine (Glen Milstead), actor (d. 1988) 1945 - John Lithgow, actor 1947 - Giorgio Cavazzano, comics artist and illustrator 1951 - Steve Pearson (photographer), in Mudgee NSW Aust 1951 - Patricia Ireland, President of the National Organization for Women 1962 - Evander Holyfield, boxing champion 1966 - Jon Favreau, actor, writer, director 1969 - Trey Parker, cartoonist, comedian, writer, actor 1972 - Pras, musician 1976 - Michael Young, American baseball player
1900-1999 1943 - Camille Claudel, French sculptor 1950 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet 1956 - Isham Jones, jazz musician (b. 1894) 1973 - Walt Kelly, cartoonist 1983 - Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada 1987 - Jacqueline Du Pré, English cellist (b. 1945) 1988 - Son House, blues musician 1992 - Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner 1994 - Martha Raye, comedienne, actress
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Save Amboseli - update 19/10/05 (1309 words)
According to reports received by Born Free, Chyulu Hills National Park, in the south-east of Kenya, which was awarded National Park status only five years ago, has been occupied by members of the local community, demanding that they reclaim control over the Park.
On the 7th October, Born Free Foundation established (and is continuing to host a website called http://www.saveamboseli.net on behalf of concerned individuals and organisations as a forum for those concerns to be expressed.
In support of the court application and calling this decision to account, I believe it is very important that people who hold sincere and genuine views on this issue make those views known.
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