What are the important events that happened on November 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 19: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 19 is the 324th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 42 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 6, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,658,560 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosatetragon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 70 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,429 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 19 Historical Events

  • 1816
    Warsaw University is established.
  • 1881
    A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.
  • 1952
    Greek Field Marshal Alexander Papagos becomes the 152nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1967
    The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
  • 1969
    Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
  • 1977
    TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 130.
  • 1985
    Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.
  • 2010
    The first of four explosions takes place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand; 29 people are killed in the nation’s worst mining disaster since 1914.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1563
    Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (d. 1626)
  • 1600
    Charles I of England (d. 1649)
  • 1893
    René Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)
  • 1917
    Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)
  • 1933
    Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • 1936
    Dick Cavett, American talk show host
  • 1950
    Peter Biyiasas, Greek-Canadian-American chess grandmaster
  • 1954
    Rejean Lemelin, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957
    Tom Virtue, American actor
  • 1961
    Meg Ryan, American actress

Who died on November 19?

  • 1581
    Ivan Ivanovich, son of Ivan IV of Russia (b. 1554)
  • 1798
    Wolfe Tone, Irish republican (b. 1763)
  • 1810
    Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and ballet master (b. 1725)
  • 1887
    Emma Lazarus, American poet (b. 1849)
  • 1915
    Joe Hill, American labor activist (b. 1879)
  • 1962
    Grigol Robakidze, Georgian writer (b. 1882)
  • 1974
    George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1975
    Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 2004
    Terry Melcher, American record producer; son of Doris Day (b. 1942)
  • 2008
    Gregory Bryant-Bey, American convicted murderer (b. 1955)

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