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On This Day: October 19, 2017

  1784Leigh Hunt, Poet and essayist
  1833Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australian poet
  1862Auguste Lumiere, French photographic pioneer
  1925Bernard Hepton, Stage and screen actor
  1930Mavis Nicholson, Radio and TV presenter
  1931John Le Carre, English author,creator of 'George Smiley'
  1944Peter Tosh, Jamaican reggae artist

  1745Jonathan Swift, author of 'Gullivers Travels', died aged 77
  1781The American War of Independence ended, with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George Washington at Yorktown, USA
  1901A Brazilian, Albert De Santon, flew his airship around the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to win a prize of 1,000 pounds
  1914In London, wartime licensing laws came into operation, premises having to close at 10pm
  1925A US-Franco expedition to Algeria found ancient sea shells, proving the Sahara was once partially submerged
  1986Editor-In-Chief of Newswatch magazine, Mr. Dele Giwa, is killed through a letter bomb.
  1989The 'Guilford Four', accused of IRA bombings, had their convictions quashed after serving 14 years in prison
  1991Governorship primaries are held in all states.
  1992Government endorses dual citizenship.

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