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 324th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 42 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 6, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 481,104 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.

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 71 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 4,351 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 19 Historical Events

  • 1911
    The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.
  • 1942
    Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lemberg (Lviv), western Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    National Review publishes its first issue.
  • 1967
    The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
  • 1977
    TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 130.
  • 1985
    Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
  • 1999
    Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • 2002
    The Greek oil tanker Prestige splits in half and sinks off the coast of Galicia, releasing over 20 million US gallons (76,000 m³) of oil in the largest environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.

Who were born on November 19?

  • 1833
    Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (d. 1911)
  • 1862
    Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)
  • 1907
    Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)
  • 1922
    Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer, poet, writer, dramatist and filmmaker (d. 1995)
  • 1924
    Knut Steen, Norwegian sculptor (d. 2011)
  • 1939
    Tom Harkin, American politician
  • 1961
    Jim L. Mora, American football coach
  • 1969
    Erika Alexander, American actress
  • 1973
    Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1984
    Dawid Kucharski, Polish football player

Who died on November 19?

  • 1773
    James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (b. 1722)
  • 1798
    Wolfe Tone, Irish republican (b. 1763)
  • 1810
    Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and ballet master (b. 1725)
  • 1850
    Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)
  • 1931
    Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
  • 1949
    James Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker (b.1860)
  • 1960
    Phyllis Haver, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1974
    George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 2004
    John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Gregory Bryant-Bey, American convicted murderer (b. 1955)

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