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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1493Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
- 1881A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
- 1911The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.
- 1942World War II: Battle of Stalingrad – Soviet Union forces under General Georgy Zhukov launch the Operation Uranus counterattacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR’s favor.
- 1944World 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.
- 1946Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.
- 1984San Juanico Disaster: A series of explosions at the PEMEX petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people.
- 1985Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.
- 1998Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.
- 2002The 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?
- 1900Anna Seghers, German writer (d. 1983)
- 1919Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (d. 2006)
- 1922Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer, poet, writer, dramatist and filmmaker (d. 1995)
- 1949Amand Theis, German footballer
- 1958Terrence “T.C.” Carson, American actor
- 1966Shmuley Boteach, American rabbi
- 1973Billy Currington, American singer and songwriter
- 1973Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer
- 1978Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician / vocalist
- 1985Alex Mack, American football player
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