posted on Oct, 19 2019 @ 06:24 AM
Stock markets crash on "Black Monday"
The largest-ever one-day percentage decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average comes not in 1929 but on October 19, 1987. As a number of unrelated
events conspired to tank global markets, the Dow dropped 508 points—22.6 percent—in a panic that foreshadowed larger systemic problems
John Z. DeLorean is arrested in $24 million coc aine deal , going back to the future with that one
“Take on Me” music video helps Norway’s A-ha reach the top the U.S. pop charts
First Blockbuster store opens
On October 19, 1985, the first Blockbuster video-rental store opens, in Dallas, Texas.
Napoleon retreats from Moscow
Editorial accuses Thomas Jefferson of affair with enslaved woman
On October 19, 1796, an essay appears in the Gazette of the United States in which a writer, mysteriously named “Phocion,” slyly attacks
presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson. Phocion turned out to be former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton.
Americans defeat the British at Yorktown .
British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the