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.
  • 1942
    Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda.
  • 1947
    George VI of the United Kingdom creates Philip Mountbatten the Duke of Edinburgh in preparation for his wedding to George’s elder daughter, Princess Elizabeth, the next day.
  • 1954
    Télé Monte Carlo, Europe’s oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.
  • 1969
    Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
  • 1979
    Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
  • 1984
    San Juanico Disaster: A series of explosions at the PEMEX petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people.
  • 1988
    Serbian communist representative and future Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic publicly declares that Serbia is under attack from Albanian separatists in Kosovo as well as internal treachery within Yugoslavia and a foreign conspiracy to destroy Serbia and Yugoslavia.
  • 1999
    Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • 2002
    The Greek oil tanker Prestige splits in half and sinks off the coast of Galicia, releasing over 20 million US gallons (76,000 m³) of oil in the largest environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1617
    Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (d. 1655)
  • 1831
    James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)
  • 1834
    Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (d. 1924)
  • 1895
    Evert van Linge, Dutch footballer and architect (d. 1964)
  • 1898
    Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)
  • 1899
    Allen Tate, American poet and critic (d. 1979)
  • 1941
    Dan Haggerty, American actor
  • 1952
    Stephen Soldz, American psychoanalyst and anti-war activist
  • 1954
    Kathleen Quinlan, American actress
  • 1979
    Ryan Howard, American baseball player

Who died on November 19?

  • 498
    Pope Anastasius II
  • 1478
    Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)
  • 1581
    Ivan Ivanovich, son of Ivan IV of Russia (b. 1554)
  • 1785
    Bernard de Bury, French composer (b. 1720)
  • 1887
    Emma Lazarus, American poet (b. 1849)
  • 1959
    Joseph Charbonneau, archbishop of Montreal (b. 1892)
  • 1975
    Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 2004
    Terry Melcher, American record producer; son of Doris Day (b. 1942)
  • 2007
    Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2009
    Daul Kim, South Korean fashion model (b. 1989)

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