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 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 42 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 6, 2015 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 402,192 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 81 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 1,063 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 19 Historical Events

  • 1816
    Warsaw University is established.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.
  • 1942
    Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
  • 1977
    TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 130.
  • 1996
    Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
  • 1999
    Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • 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?

  • 1835
    Rani Lakshmibai, Indian Queen (d. 1858)
  • 1843
    Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (d. 1896)
  • 1859
    Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer (d. 1935)
  • 1892
    Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1917
    Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)
  • 1922
    Rajko Mitic, Serbian footballer and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1929
    Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician
  • 1942
    Sharon Olds, American poet
  • 1966
    Gail Devers, American athlete
  • 1980
    Otis Grigsby, American football player

Who died on November 19?

  • 1557
    Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)
  • 1630
    Johann Schein, German composer (b. 1586)
  • 1649
    Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (b. 1576)
  • 1692
    Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright
  • 1887
    Emma Lazarus, American poet (b. 1849)
  • 1949
    James Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker (b.1860)
  • 1988
    Christina Onassis, American-born Greek heiress and socialite (b. 1950)
  • 1989
    Grant Adcox, NASCAR Driver (b. 1950)
  • 2004
    George Canseco, Filipino composer (b. 1934)
  • 2007
    Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer (b. 1964)

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