What happened this day in history November 19

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 2023 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, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,339,200 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.

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 83 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 3,985 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.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    Warsaw University is established.
  • 1916
    Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    Télé Monte Carlo, Europe’s oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.
  • 1955
    National Review publishes its first issue.
  • 1977
    TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 130.
  • 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?

  • 1752
    George Rogers Clark, American military leader (d. 1818)
  • 1925
    Zygmunt Bauman, Polish sociologist
  • 1929
    Norman Cantor, Canadian medieval scholar (d. 2004)
  • 1941
    Dan Haggerty, American actor
  • 1959
    Allison Janney, American actress
  • 1976
    Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter
  • 1976
    Stylianos Venetidis, Greek football player
  • 1979
    Leam Richardson, English football player
  • 1979
    Ryan Howard, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Alex Mack, American football player

Who died on November 19?

  • 1492
    Jami, Persian poet (b. 1414)
  • 1581
    Ivan Ivanovich, son of Ivan IV of Russia (b. 1554)
  • 1672
    John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1850
    Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)
  • 1998
    Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2004
    George Canseco, Filipino composer (b. 1934)
  • 2004
    Terry Melcher, American record producer; son of Doris Day (b. 1942)
  • 2008
    Gregory Bryant-Bey, American convicted murderer (b. 1955)
  • 2010
    Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1952)

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