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What happened on November 19
- November 19, 0461 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
- November 19, 0498 Anastasius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
- November 19, 1493 Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
- November 19, 1600 Charles I King of Great Britian is born at Dunfermline Scotland
- November 19, 1644 First Protestant ministry society in New England
- November 19, 1794 "Jay Treaty, first US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain"
- November 19, 1816 Warsaw University is established.
- November 19, 1847 "The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened."
- November 19, 1850 "Alfred Lord Tennyson becomes Poet Laureate, a position he held until his death in 1892."
- November 19, 1850 Alfred Tennyson becomes England's Poet Laureate until his death in 1892
- November 19, 1863 "American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania."
- November 19, 1863 "Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; ""4 score and7 years..."""
- November 19, 1879 "National Assoc of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what ""is"" a trotter"
- November 19, 1881 "A meteorite lands near the village of Groliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine."
- November 19, 1903 Carrie Nation attempts to address the Senate
- November 19, 1905 The British steamer S.S. Hilda sinks in the English Channel 100 loose their lives
- November 19, 1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
- November 19, 1915 Execution of Joe Hill (US labour activist)
- November 19, 1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).
- November 19, 1917 Indian prime minister Indire Gandhi was born
- November 19, 1919 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles andLeague of Nations
- November 19, 1924 "In Los Angeles, California, famous silent film director Thomas Ince (""The Father of the Western"") dies of a heart attack in his bed (beliefs still persist that he was murdered)."
- November 19, 1941 "HMAS SYDNEY (RAN) sunk in the Indian Ocean west of Shark Bay, Western Australia by torpedoes and 5.9in gunfire of German raider 'Kormoran'."
- November 19, 1941 "World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen."
- November 19, 1942 American fashion designer Calvin Klein was born
- November 19, 1942 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along the Don front
- November 19, 1946 "Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations."
- November 19, 1947 "200"" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar"
- November 19, 1949 Prince Rainier III coronation in Monaco
- November 19, 1950 US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
- November 19, 1955 National Review publishes its first issue.
- November 19, 1959 Ford cancels the Edsel
- November 19, 1961 "Michael Rockefeller, son of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappears in the jungles near Atsj, Papua New Guinea."
- November 19, 1962 Jodie Foster was born
- November 19, 1963 Worst Canadian air disaster kills 118 in Montreal
- November 19, 1964 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Supremes - Baby Love
- November 19, 1967 "The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong."
- November 19, 1968 Army coup seizes power in Mali
- November 19, 1969 Apollo 12's Conrad andBean become 3rd and4th humans on the Moon
- November 19, 1970 The IBM 1620 is withdrawn from the market.
- November 19, 1971 Fort Wilderness opens
- November 19, 1976 "Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal."
- November 19, 1977 Transportes Aereos Portugueses Boeing 727 crashes in Madeira islands killing 130.
- November 19, 1979 Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion
- November 19, 1980 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jeans ad featuring Brooke Shields
- November 19, 1984 A series of explosions at the PEMEX petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City ignites a major fire and kills about 500 people.
- November 19, 1985 "Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time."
- November 19, 1985 "Pennzoil wins a $10.53 billion USD verdict 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."
- November 19, 1985 President Reagan andSoviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
- November 19, 1988 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays
- November 19, 1988 Number one hit on UK music charts - Robin Beck - The First Time
- November 19, 1990 Greyhound Bus Lines files reorganization plan so they can be traded publicly
- November 19, 1990 Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know Its True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.
- November 19, 1990 "The owners of Guinness Beer hoisted a toast on this day to celebrate their $1 billion purchase of Spain's biggest brewer, La Cruz del Campo (Cruzcampo)"
- November 19, 1994 First National Lottery draw in England
- November 19, 1994 "In Great Britain, 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."
- November 19, 1995 Canadian National shares begin to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
- November 19, 1995 "The Baltimore Stallions , the first U.S. franchise in the Cd. Football League win the Grey Cup"
- November 19, 1996 Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
- November 19, 1996 The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.
- November 19, 1997 "In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007."
- November 19, 1998 Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.
- November 19, 1999 "In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security."
- November 19, 1999 Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
- November 19, 2009 "A suicide blast near the judicial complex in Peshawar, Pakistan kills at least 17 people and wounds more than 30 others."
- November 19, 2009 "Bangladesh's Supreme Court upholds the death sentences of five former soldiers convicted of assassinating the country's founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. (bdnews24.com)"
- November 19, 2009 British politician Catherine Ashton is selected as EU's first Foreign Minister.
- November 19, 2009 Cambodia takes control of a Thai-owned air traffic control firm in a deepening diplomatic row between the two countries.
- November 19, 2009 Egypt recalls its ambassador to Algeria after complaints about violence towards its football fans after a World Cup play off. Sudan also summons its envoy to Egypt over media coverage of the game's aftermath.
- November 19, 2009 European Union / Three new positions created by the Treaty of Lisbon:
- November 19, 2009 French diplomat Pierre de Boissieu is selected as the first Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union.
- November 19, 2009 Google releases the source code of its open source Operating system Chrome OS.
- November 19, 2009 "Irish politicians, including Taoiseach Brian Cowen, call for a controversial football playoff for the 2009 FIFA World Cup between France and Republic of Ireland to be replayed as the Football Association of Ireland lodges an official complaint with FIFA."
- November 19, 2009 New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for cervical cancer screening suggest that a woman should have her first pap smear at age 21.
- November 19, 2009 Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo steps down as head of the ruling Lakas-Kampi-CMD party and endorses her former defense minister Gilberto Teodoro for President.
- November 19, 2009 "The discovery of three ancient crocodile species, Kaprosuchus saharicus, Araripesuchus rattoides and Laganosuchus thaumastos, is announced."
- November 19, 2009 The European Court of Justice rules that airlines will have to pay compensation to passengers who experience delays of more than three hours.
- November 19, 2009 "The Prime Minister of Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy is chosen as the first permanent President of the European Council by European Union leaders."
- November 19, 2009 The Russian Constitutional Court prolongs a ban on the death penalty. The moratorium had been due to expire on January
- November 19, 2009 U.S. media mogul and talk show host Oprah Winfrey announces she will end her long running talk show in 2011.
- November 19, 2009 Yemeni government forces say they have killed a leader during fighting with Houthi rebels in the north of the country.
- November 19, 2009 Zimbabwe begins withdrawing soldiers from diamond mines after recommmendations by the Kimberley Process regarding human rights abuses.