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

  • 1911
    The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.
  • 1952
    Greek Field Marshal Alexander Papagos becomes the 152nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1959
    The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the “Ocean of Storms”) and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
  • 1969
    Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
  • 1985
    Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
  • 1985
    Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1752
    George Rogers Clark, American military leader (d. 1818)
  • 1875
    Mikhail I. Kalinin, President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (d. 1946)
  • 1892
    Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1897
    Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918)
  • 1899
    Allen Tate, American poet and critic (d. 1979)
  • 1941
    Dan Haggerty, American actor
  • 1941
    Tommy Thompson, 42nd U.S. Governor of Wisconsin and 19th Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • 1954
    Rejean Lemelin, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957
    Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)
  • 1963
    Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer

Who died on November 19?

  • 1478
    Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)
  • 1823
    Alvin Smith, Brother of Joseph Smith, Jr. (b. 1798)
  • 1883
    William Siemens, German engineer (b. 1823)
  • 1924
    Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1949
    James Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker (b.1860)
  • 1962
    Grigol Robakidze, Georgian writer (b. 1882)
  • 1992
    Bobby Russell, American songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2001
    Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • 2009
    Daul Kim, South Korean fashion model (b. 1989)
  • 2010
    Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1952)

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