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

  • 1095
    The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.
  • 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: 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.
  • 1950
    US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
  • 1994
    In the United Kingdom, the first National Lottery draw is held. A £1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.
  • 1999
    Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1597
    Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1660)
  • 1936
    Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1939
    Richard Zare, American chemist
  • 1947
    Bob Boone, American baseball player and manager
  • 1957
    Tom Virtue, American actor
  • 1962
    Jodie Foster, American actress
  • 1966
    Jason Scott Lee, American actor
  • 1966
    Shmuley Boteach, American rabbi
  • 1971
    Alice Peacock, American folk singer
  • 1988
    Patrick Kane, American ice-hockey player

Who died on November 19?

  • 1557
    Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)
  • 1577
    Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
  • 1822
    Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)
  • 1823
    Alvin Smith, Brother of Joseph Smith, Jr. (b. 1798)
  • 1924
    Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1989
    Grant Adcox, NASCAR Driver (b. 1950)
  • 1990
    Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • 1992
    Bobby Russell, American songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2004
    Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (b. 1914)

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