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

  • 1911
    The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    Télé Monte Carlo, Europe’s oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The Greek oil tanker Prestige splits in half and sinks off the coast of Galicia, releasing over 20 million US gallons (76,000 m³) of oil in the largest environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1700
    Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)
  • 1711
    Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian writer and polymath (d. 1765)
  • 1859
    Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer (d. 1935)
  • 1895
    Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • 1909
    Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)
  • 1955
    Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • 1956
    Ann Curry, American journalist and television anchor
  • 1966
    Shmuley Boteach, American rabbi
  • 1973
    Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1981
    Marcus Banks, American basketball player

Who died on November 19?

  • 1492
    Jami, Persian poet (b. 1414)
  • 1581
    Ivan Ivanovich, son of Ivan IV of Russia (b. 1554)
  • 1924
    Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1938
    Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • 1975
    Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1976
    Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • 1983
    Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 1998
    Alan J. Pakula, American film director (b. 1928)
  • 1998
    Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Gregory Bryant-Bey, American convicted murderer (b. 1955)

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