November 19

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December 8, 2021

November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 42 days remaining until the end of the year.

Name days

- Finnish calendar: Liisa, Elisa, Eliisa, Liisi, Elisabet, Elise - Finnish-Swedish calendar: Elisabet, Lisa, Lisen, Lisbet, Elise, Bettina - Orthodox calendar: Day - Sámi calendar: Liissá, Liisá, Eliissá - on older calendars: Aila, Aili, Elisabeth, Elsa, Lambert, Saida, Seidi

Events

461 - St. Hilarius as pope. 461 - Magister militum Ricimer declares Libius Severus emperor of Rome. 1274 - The Yuan dynasty's invasion of Japan fails as a sudden storm destroys a third of their fleet. 1421 - Flood of St. Elizabeth in the vicinity of the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands. 1493 - Christopher Columbus is the first European to enter the island, the first time he saw it the day before. He named the island “San Juan Bautista” (later renamed Puerto Rico). 1614 - The blockade of Osaka begins. 1808 - The Olkijoki armistice ends Finnish warfare in Finland. 1824 - The worst flood in the history of St. Petersburg. 1863 - American Civil War: The President of the North Abraham Lincoln delivers a speech at the inauguration of the famous Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 1881 - A meteorite falls in Ukraine near the village of Großliebenthal, a few kilometers southwest of Odessa.source? 1904 - Paulig's first coffee roastery in the Nordic countries begins operations. 1917 - The November strike ends in Finland. 1930 - American Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow make their first bank robbery, sparking a series of robberies. 1941 - World War II: Royal Australian Navy cruiser HMAS Sydney and German Capt. Kormoran sink off the coast of Western Australia. 645 Australian and 77 German sailors were killed. 1942 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad. Soviet troops led by General Georgi Zhukov launched Operation Uranus, a counterattack in Stalingrad, which turned the struggle in the Soviet Union in favor of the Red Army. 1946 - Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations. 1959 - Ford Motor Company announces the abandonment of the poorly successful Edsel. 1969 - Apollo Program: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean land on the Oceanus Procellarum as the third and fourth humans on the Moon. 1969 - Soccer player Pelé scores his thousandth goal. 1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to pay an official visit to Israel. During the visit, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and addressed the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem in search of a lasting peace solution (most of the Arab world opposed the visit). 1977 - Aviation: A Boeing 727 of Transportes Aereos Portugueses crashes in Madeira, killing 130 people. 1984 - A series of explosions at PEMEX's fuel storage site in San Juan, Ixhuatepec, Mexico, caught fire and killed an estimated 500 people. 1985 - Cold War: US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time in Geneva. 1990 - Pop band Milli Vanilli loses her Grammy Award (the only band to have given up the award) as it is revealed that the duo themselves did not sing on their album Girl You Know It's True at all. 1995 - A car bomb explodes at the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad. 1997 - Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to seven children in Carlisle, Iowa, the second known case in which all seven children survived. 1998 - Lewinsky scandal: US House of Commons Legal Affairs Committee launched by President Bill Clinton

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