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

  • 1794
    The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay’s Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1847
    The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    National Review publishes its first issue.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
  • 1985
    Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1805
    Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat and Suez Canal engineer (d. 1894)
  • 1900
    Anna Seghers, German writer (d. 1983)
  • 1909
    Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer, poet, writer, dramatist and filmmaker (d. 1995)
  • 1929
    Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician
  • 1934
    Valentin Kozmich Ivanov, Soviet-Russian footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1939
    Richard Zare, American chemist
  • 1976
    Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)
  • 1977
    Kerri Strug, American gymnast
  • 1988
    Patrick Kane, American ice-hockey player

Who died on November 19?

  • 1581
    Ivan Ivanovich, son of Ivan IV of Russia (b. 1554)
  • 1672
    John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1823
    Alvin Smith, Brother of Joseph Smith, Jr. (b. 1798)
  • 1931
    Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
  • 1942
    Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (b. 1892)
  • 1954
    Walter Bartley Wilson, English artist (b. 1870)
  • 1989
    Grant Adcox, NASCAR Driver (b. 1950)
  • 2003
    Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2004
    John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2005
    Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)

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