On October 19:
|A detail of the painting Our Lady of the Fly, attributed to Gerard David and/or someone of the circle of Jan Mabuse|
1512 Martin Luther became a doctor of theology
Luther in 1533 by Lucas Cranach
1850 – Annie Smith Peck, US mountaineer, was born.
1882 Italian artist Umberto Boccioni was born.
1931 English writer John le Carré was born.
1946 Englsih writer Philip Pullman was born.
1966 US President Lyndon Johnson & his wife, Lady Bird, arrived at Ohakea for a 24 visit to New Zealand.
1974 Niue beccame a self-governing colony of New Zealand.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.