day in time october 19 By b.mickel13 Oct 19, 1216 King John of England dies King John of England dies at newark on trent and is succeeded by his nine year old son. Oct 19, 1872 Largest gold nugget found Worlds largest gold nugget found (215kg) in New South Whales. Oct 19, 1873 Jaap Eden is born Jaap Eden was a dutch athlete. He was the only male athlete ever to win world championships in speed skateing and bike raceing. He first became famous as a speed skater. Oct 19, 1879 Thomas Edison demonstraits electric light Thomas Edison demonstraited electric light. Thomas edison was a famous inventor. Also, he invented the light bulb. Oct 19, 1943 Yankee second baseman retires Yankee second Baseman Joe Gordon announces retirement because he hates New York. Oct 19, 2012 Navy says black wommen can Join Navy declairs black women can join the waves(navy).