On this day October 13-19, 2019 (week 42) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day October 13-19, 2019 (week 42)

By Julie Mullins

October 13, 2019 - October 19, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Greenwich time meridian, Robert the Bruce of Scotland, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, the song Happy Birthday to You, the threat of climate change on low-lying islands, the woolly mammoth, and the antibiotic Streptomycin.

October 13, 1884: Greenwich was established as the universal time meridian of longitude from which standard times throughout the world are calculated

October 14, 1322: Robert the Bruce of Scotland inflicted a heavy defeat on King Edward II of England near York, thus forcing Edward to accept the independence of Scotland

October 15, 2018: Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election. Known for his controversial right-wing views, he pledged to clean up politics and crack down on crime

October 16, 1893: A catchy song, Happy Birthday to You, was published by two U.S. schoolteachers. Intended as a classroom greeting, the original lyrics began Good Morning to All

October 17, 2009: The government of the Maldives held the world’s first underwater cabinet meeting to highlight the threat of global warming to the low-lying Indian Ocean nation

October 18, 1999: The first complete specimen of the extinct woolly mammoth, which died around 23,000 years ago, was dug out of the icy wastes of northern Siberia

October 19, 1943: Streptomycin, the first antibiotic cure for tuberculosis, was isolated by Albert Schatz, a PhD student working in Selman Waksman’s laboratory at Rutgers University

PUBLISHED: 30/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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