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, 1,479,513,600 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 ‘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

  • 1095
    The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins.
  • 1916
    Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.
  • 1950
    US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
  • 1959
    The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.
  • 1967
    The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
  • 1969
    Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
  • 1985
    Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998
    Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.
  • 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?

  • 1722
    Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (d. 1809)
  • 1831
    James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)
  • 1888
    José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban chess player (d. 1942)
  • 1899
    Allen Tate, American poet and critic (d. 1979)
  • 1919
    Alan Young, British-born American actor (Mister Ed)
  • 1961
    Meg Ryan, American actress
  • 1966
    Shmuley Boteach, American rabbi
  • 1969
    Richard Virenque, French cyclist
  • 1976
    Petr Sýkora, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1990
    Benedikt Schmid, German footballer

Who died on November 19?

  • 1703
    The Man in the Iron Mask, French prisoner (Eustache Dauger)
  • 1798
    Wolfe Tone, Irish republican (b. 1763)
  • 1823
    Alvin Smith, Brother of Joseph Smith, Jr. (b. 1798)
  • 1924
    Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1942
    Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (b. 1892)
  • 1985
    Stepin Fetchit, American actor and dancer (b. 1907)
  • 1988
    Christina Onassis, American-born Greek heiress and socialite (b. 1950)
  • 1992
    Bobby Russell, American songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    Terry Melcher, American record producer; son of Doris Day (b. 1942)
  • 2010
    Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1952)

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