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Thursday November 19, 2020

November 19: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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November 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
  • 1863
    American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 1885
    Serbo-Bulgarian War: Bulgarian victory in the Battle of Slivnitsa solidifies the unification between the Kingdom of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
  • 1996
    Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1700
    Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)
  • 1898
    Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)
  • 1930
    Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player (d. 2011)
  • 1943
    Fred Lipsius, American musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1947
    Lamar S. Smith, American politician
  • 1960
    Matt Sorum, American musician (The Cult, Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver)
  • 1962
    Jodie Foster, American actress
  • 1963
    Jon Potter, British field hockey player
  • 1965
    Laurent Blanc, French footballer
  • 1980
    Courtney Anderson, American football player

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