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, 1,511,049,600 seconds 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

  • 1816
    Warsaw University is established.
  • 1847
    The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened.
  • 1881
    A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
  • 1911
    The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Stalingrad – Soviet Union forces under General Georgy Zhukov launch the Operation Uranus counterattacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR’s favor.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling US$14 billion in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
  • 1977
    TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 130.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1711
    Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian writer and polymath (d. 1765)
  • 1893
    René Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)
  • 1895
    Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • 1949
    Nigel Bennett, English actor
  • 1960
    Elizabeth Hulette, American professional wrestling manager (d. 2003)
  • 1963
    Jon Potter, British field hockey player
  • 1966
    Rocco DiSpirito, American chef
  • 1971
    Alice Peacock, American folk singer
  • 1976
    Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter
  • 1980
    Vladimir Radmanovic, Serbian basketball player

Who died on November 19?

  • 498
    Pope Anastasius II
  • 1557
    Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)
  • 1630
    Johann Schein, German composer (b. 1586)
  • 1665
    Nicolas Poussin, French painter (b. 1594)
  • 1798
    Wolfe Tone, Irish republican (b. 1763)
  • 1949
    James Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker (b.1860)
  • 1983
    Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 1990
    Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • 1998
    Alan J. Pakula, American film director (b. 1928)
  • 2009
    Daul Kim, South Korean fashion model (b. 1989)

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