About November 19

November 19, 2020 is the 324th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 42 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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 85 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 19

  • 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).
  • 1847
    The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 1881
    A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
  • 1885
    Serbo-Bulgarian War: Bulgarian victory in the Battle of Slivnitsa solidifies the unification between the Kingdom of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia.
  • 1916
    Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.
  • 1942
    Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
  • 1952
    Greek Field Marshal Alexander Papagos becomes the 152nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1954
    Télé Monte Carlo, Europe’s oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.
  • 1955
    National Review publishes its first issue.
  • 1967
    The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 130.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.
  • 1988
    Serbian communist representative and future Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic publicly declares that Serbia is under attack from Albanian separatists in Kosovo as well as internal treachery within Yugoslavia and a foreign conspiracy to destroy Serbia and Yugoslavia.

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