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

  • 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.
  • 1816
    Warsaw University is established.
  • 1881
    A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
  • 1942
    Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
  • 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)
  • 1859
    Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer (d. 1935)
  • 1876
    Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)
  • 1936
    Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1939
    Richard Zare, American chemist
  • 1942
    Calvin Klein, American clothing designer
  • 1944
    Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956
    Glynnis O'Connor, American actress
  • 1963
    Terry Farrell, American actress
  • 1983
    Daria Werbowy, Ukrainian-Canadian model

Who died on November 19?

  • 1478
    Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)
  • 1630
    Johann Schein, German composer (b. 1586)
  • 1672
    John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1785
    Bernard de Bury, French composer (b. 1720)
  • 1883
    William Siemens, German engineer (b. 1823)
  • 1897
    William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (b. 1810).
  • 1959
    Joseph Charbonneau, archbishop of Montreal (b. 1892)
  • 1976
    Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • 1992
    Diane Varsi, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 2004
    Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)

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