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, 25,184,160 minutes 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

  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
  • 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.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.
  • 1947
    George VI of the United Kingdom creates Philip Mountbatten the Duke of Edinburgh in preparation for his wedding to George’s elder daughter, Princess Elizabeth, the next day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1887
    James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1909
    Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)
  • 1910
    Adrian Conan Doyle, son of Arthur Conan Doyle (d. 1970)
  • 1912
    George Emil Palade, Romanian cell biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1919
    Alan Young, British-born American actor (Mister Ed)
  • 1920
    Gene Tierney, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1939
    Richard Zare, American chemist
  • 1979
    Keith Buckley, American singer (Every Time I Die)
  • 1980
    Courtney Anderson, American football player
  • 1980
    Otis Grigsby, American football player

Who died on November 19?

  • 1557
    Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)
  • 1672
    John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1692
    Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright
  • 1703
    The Man in the Iron Mask, French prisoner (Eustache Dauger)
  • 1828
    Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (b. 1797)
  • 1918
    Joseph F. Smith, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1838)
  • 1942
    Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (b. 1892)
  • 1983
    Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 1988
    Christina Onassis, American-born Greek heiress and socialite (b. 1950)
  • 2009
    Daul Kim, South Korean fashion model (b. 1989)

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