November 19th Events

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November 19th, 1999 (November 19 1999)EventShenzhou 1: The People s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
November 19th, 1999 (November 19 1999)EventIn 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 19th, 1998 (November 19 1998)EventLewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.Bill Clinton Quotes
November 19th, 1998 (November 19 1998)EventVincent van Gogh s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.Vincent Van Gogh Quotes
November 19th, 1997 (November 19 1997)EventIn 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 19th, 1996 (November 19 1996)EventThe case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.
November 19th, 1996 (November 19 1996)EventLt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
November 19th, 1994 (November 19 1994)EventIn Great Britain, the first National Lottery draw is heldied in A ?1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.
November 19th, 1990 (November 19 1990)EventPop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It s True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals. Ovid Quotes
November 19th, 1988 (November 19 1988)EventSerbian communist represent and future Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic publicly declared that Serbia was under attack from Albanian separatism in Kosovo as well as internal treachery within Yugoslavia and foreign conspiracy to destroy Serbia and Yugoslavia.
November 19th, 1985 (November 19 1985)EventCold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.Ronald Reagan Quotes
November 19th, 1985 (November 19 1985)EventPennzoil 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 19th, 1984 (November 19 1984)EventA 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 19th, 1979 (November 19 1979)EventIran 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.Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
November 19th, 1977 (November 19 1977)EventEgyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets with Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.Menachem Begin Quotes
November 19th, 1977 (November 19 1977)EventTransportes Aereos Portugueses Boeing 727 crashes in Madeira islands killing 130.
November 19th, 1976 (November 19 1976)EventJaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.
November 19th, 1969 (November 19 1969)EventApollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum ("Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
November 19th, 1969 (November 19 1969)EventFootball player Pele scores his 1,000th goal.
November 19th, 1967 (November 19 1967)EventThe establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
November 19th, 1961 (November 19 1961)EventMichael Rockefeller, son of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappears in the jungles near Atsj, Papua New Guinea.
November 19th, 1959 (November 19 1959)EventFord Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.
November 19th, 1955 (November 19 1955)EventNational Review publishes its first issue.
November 19th, 1950 (November 19 1950)EventUS General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-EuropeDwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
November 19th, 1946 (November 19 1946)EventAfghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.
November 19th, 1944 (November 19 1944)EventWorld War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
November 19th, 1942 (November 19 1942)EventWorld War II: Battle of StalingradSoviet Union forces under General Georgy Zhukov launch the Operation Uranus counterattacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR s favor.Georgy Zhukov Quotes
November 19th, 1941 (November 19 1941)EventWorld 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 19th, 1916 (November 19 1916)EventSamuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).Samuel Goldwyn Quotes
November 19th, 1881 (November 19 1881)EventA meteorite lands near the village of Gro?liebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
November 19th, 1863 (November 19 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
November 19th, 1847 (November 19 1847)EventThe second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened.
November 19th, 1816 (November 19 1816)EventWarsaw University is established.
November 19th, 1794 (November 19 1794)EventThe United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay s Treaty, which attempts to clear up some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.
November 19th, 1493 (November 19 1493)EventChristopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).Christopher Columbus Quotes

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