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

  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
  • 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.
  • 1881
    A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
  • 1911
    The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.
  • 1952
    Greek Field Marshal Alexander Papagos becomes the 152nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
  • 1977
    TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 130.
  • 1985
    Pennzoil wins a US$10.53 billion judgment against Texaco, in the largest civil verdict in the history of the United States, stemming from Texaco executing a contract to buy Getty Oil after Pennzoil had entered into an unsigned, yet still binding, buyout contract with Getty.
  • 1999
    Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1722
    Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1810)
  • 1752
    George Rogers Clark, American military leader (d. 1818)
  • 1833
    Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (d. 1911)
  • 1876
    Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)
  • 1917
    Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)
  • 1945
    Bobby Tolan, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Elizabeth Hulette, American professional wrestling manager (d. 2003)
  • 1972
    Sandrine Holt, Canadian actress
  • 1975
    Toby Bailey, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter

Who died on November 19?

  • 1581
    Ivan Ivanovich, son of Ivan IV of Russia (b. 1554)
  • 1649
    Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (b. 1576)
  • 1665
    Nicolas Poussin, French painter (b. 1594)
  • 1692
    Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright
  • 1785
    Bernard de Bury, French composer (b. 1720)
  • 1943
    Miyagiyama Fukumatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 29th Yokozuna (b. 1895)
  • 1959
    Joseph Charbonneau, archbishop of Montreal (b. 1892)
  • 1975
    Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1990
    Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • 1998
    Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)

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