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

  • 1885
    Serbo-Bulgarian War: Bulgarian victory in the Battle of Slivnitsa solidifies the unification between the Kingdom of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.
  • 1969
    Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998
    Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1900
    Anna Seghers, German writer (d. 1983)
  • 1920
    Gene Tierney, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1925
    Zygmunt Bauman, Polish sociologist
  • 1951
    Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, British politician and former Lord Chancellor and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England and Great Britain
  • 1962
    Sean Parnell, 12th Governor of Alaska
  • 1973
    Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer
  • 1975
    Toby Bailey, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier
  • 1985
    Chris Eagles, English footballer
  • 1989
    Roman Sergeevich Trofimov, Russian ski jumper.

Who died on November 19?

  • 1723
    Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
  • 1804
    Pietro Guglielmi, Italian composer (b. 1728)
  • 1868
    Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
  • 1915
    Joe Hill, American labor activist (b. 1879)
  • 1949
    James Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker (b.1860)
  • 1960
    Phyllis Haver, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1967
    Charles J. Watters, American Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • 1988
    Christina Onassis, American-born Greek heiress and socialite (b. 1950)
  • 1992
    Bobby Russell, American songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2005
    Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)

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