The Daily News | October 19

US Mail first delivered in government owned vehicles, 1914
BSD Unix 4.0 released, 1980
First Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman, 1919
Copyright revision law signed, 1976
Cesare Lombroso, Italian founder of criminology, died, 1909
Marlon Brando’s stage debut, 1944
Mao Tse-Tung established the People’s Republic of China, 1949
Hurricane in Norfolk, Virginia, 1759
John DeLorean arrested and charged with trafficing cocaine, 1982
Jacqueline du Pre’, cellist, died, 1987
George Mortimer Pullman, railway sleeping car inventor, died, 1897
Napoleon’s army retreated from Moscow, 1812
Northernmost engagement of Civil War (Saint Albans, Vermont), 1864
Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508 points, 1987
Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, 1781
Thomas Browne, English physician and author, died, 1682
Julius LaRosa sang “I’ll Take Manhattan” before being fired on-the-air, 1953
“Star-Spangled Banner” first sung (Baltimore), 1814
King John (Lackland) died after eating too many peaches washed down with beer, 1226
Maurice Bishop, prime minister of Grenada, killed, 1983
Robert Hutchings Goddard first began to speculate about a space ship that could travel to Mars, 1899
Jonathan Swift, Irish clergyman and satirist, died, 1745