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 323rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 42 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 6, 2017 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 419,736 hours 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 ‘trihectaicosatrigon’ 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 92 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 1,794 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 19 Historical Events

  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
  • 1885
    Serbo-Bulgarian War: Bulgarian victory in the Battle of Slivnitsa solidifies the unification between the Kingdom of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia.
  • 1942
    Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lemberg (Lviv), western Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt.
  • 1944
    World War II: Thirty members of the Luxembourgish resistance defend the town of Vianden against a larger Waffen-SS attack in the Battle of Vianden.
  • 1946
    Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.
  • 1950
    US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
  • 1985
    Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
  • 1990
    Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It’s True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1600
    Charles I of England (d. 1649)
  • 1834
    Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (d. 1924)
  • 1922
    Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)
  • 1949
    Amand Theis, German footballer
  • 1953
    Robert Beltran, American actor
  • 1973
    Billy Currington, American singer and songwriter
  • 1975
    Sushmita Sen, Indian beauty queen and actress
  • 1976
    Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)
  • 1976
    Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter
  • 1984
    Dawid Kucharski, Polish football player

Who died on November 19?

  • 1649
    Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (b. 1576)
  • 1665
    Nicolas Poussin, French painter (b. 1594)
  • 1798
    Wolfe Tone, Irish republican (b. 1763)
  • 1822
    Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)
  • 1850
    Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)
  • 1938
    Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • 1983
    Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 1998
    Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 2004
    Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • 2008
    Gregory Bryant-Bey, American convicted murderer (b. 1955)

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