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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

On Oct. 19, 2009, the U.S. government announced it would no longer prosecute people who use or sell marijuana for medicinal purposes if they are complying with state laws.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
Steve Fox, a medical marijuana supporter, demonstrates in front of the White House on October 7, 2002. On October 19, 2009, the U.S. government announced it would no longer prosecute people who use or sell marijuana for medicinal purposes if they are complying with state laws. File Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI | License Photo

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2021 with 73 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

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Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra. They include abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1810; motion picture pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1862; newspaper columnist Jack Anderson in 1922; English spy novelist John Le Carre, born David Cornwell, in 1931; actor Robert Reed in 1932; pop artist Peter Max in 1937 (age 84); actor Michael Gambon in 1940 (age 81); actor John Lithgow in 1945 (age 76); feminist Patricia Ireland in 1945 (age 76); singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1945 (age 76); British writer Philip Pullman in 1946 (age 75); boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. in 1952 (69); U.S. political figure Grover Norquist in 1956 (age 65); singer Jennifer Holliday in 1960 (age 61); former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in 1962 (age 59); television personality Ty Pennington in 1964 (age 57); actor/director Jon Favreau in 1966 (age 55); Amy Carter, daughter of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, in 1967 (age 54); TV producer Trey Parker in 1969 (age 52); actor Chris Kattan in 1970 (age 51); actor Desmond Harrington in 1976 (age 45); Canadian director Jason Reitman 1977 (age 44); actor Gillian Jacobs in 1982 (age 39); actor Rebecca Ferguson in 1983 (age 38).

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On this date in history:

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In 1781, Britain's Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered with more than 7,000 troops to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the American War of Independence and guaranteeing the colonialists freedom from the crown.

In 1789, John Jay, one of the founding fathers and president of the Continental Congress, was sworn in as first chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 1812, Napoleon's beaten French army began its long, disastrous retreat from Moscow.

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In 1964, under the leadership of new Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev, the Kremlin moved toward patching up its grievances with Red China.

In 1973, the Israeli military was pitched in a two-front battle against Arab forces, in the south against Egypt, and in the north against the armies of Syria, Iraq and Jordan. Subsequently, Saudi Arabia threatened a total cutoff of oil shipments to the United States unless they halted all military aid to Israel. This standoff would lead to the 1973 oil crisis.

In 1982, carmaker John DeLorean was arrested in Los Angeles and charged in a $24 million cocaine scheme aimed at salvaging his bankrupt sports car company. He was tried and acquitted.

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In 1987, U.S. Navy ships bombarded an Iranian oil platform in retaliation for a missile attack on a U.S.-flagged ship and Iran threatened a "crushing response," warning the United States "has got itself into a full-fledged war."

In 1994, a terrorist bombing killed more than 20 people on a bus in Tel Aviv, Israel.

In 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa before hundreds of thousands of pilgrims packed into St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. This was the last formal step before her sainthood in 2015.

In 2009, the U.S. government announced it would no longer prosecute people who use or sell marijuana for medicinal purposes if they are complying with state laws.

In 2013, a violin played by the musical conductor of the Titanic as the ship sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic in 1912 sold for more than $1.7 million at an auction in London.

In 2019, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency after student protests over metro fare hikes escalated to riots over the rising cost of living.


A thought for the day: "Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open." -- Scottish businessman Thomas Dewar

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