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, 410,976 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 ‘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

  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
  • 1863
    American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 1911
    The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.
  • 1952
    Greek Field Marshal Alexander Papagos becomes the 152nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1955
    National Review publishes its first issue.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1889
    Clifton Webb, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1892
    Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1893
    René Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)
  • 1894
    Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)
  • 1919
    Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician
  • 1942
    Calvin Klein, American clothing designer
  • 1949
    Nigel Bennett, English actor
  • 1966
    Jason Scott Lee, American actor
  • 1969
    Richard Virenque, French cyclist

Who died on November 19?

  • 1665
    Nicolas Poussin, French painter (b. 1594)
  • 1672
    John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1682
    Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)
  • 1692
    Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright
  • 1723
    Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
  • 1773
    James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (b. 1722)
  • 1868
    Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
  • 1883
    William Siemens, German engineer (b. 1823)
  • 1915
    Joe Hill, American labor activist (b. 1879)
  • 2004
    George Canseco, Filipino composer (b. 1934)

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