OCTOBER 19 — LU XUN
Famed Chinese writer of rebellion and revolution.
OCTOBER 19 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FEAST OF THE WICKED SCAM. LAILAT UL QADR.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 19 IN HISTORY…
1433 — Metaphysical giant Marsilio Ficino born, Figline, Florentice Republic.
1745 — Irish satirist and scatological critic Jonathan Swift dies, Dublin, Ireland.
1781 — Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown; world turned upside down.
1862 — Auguste Lumière, French film pioneer, born.
1895 — Architect and culture critic Lewis Mumford born, Flushing, New York.
1899 — Guatemalan novelist Miguel Angel Asturias born, Guatemala City.
1936 — Chinese revolutionist, writer Lu Xun dies, Shanghai.
1983 — Grenadan leader Maurice Bishop killed in internal political coup, Grenada.
1987 — “Black Monday” stock market crash, world-wide.