November 19 is the 323rd day of the year and the 324th in leap years. There are 42 days left in the year. The day is also known as Man's Day.
Elisabet, Lisbeth, Isabel
The name day is after Saint Elisabeth of Hungary, her day of death in 1231 was November 17 but is also celebrated on the 19th, the day she was buried. She turned 24 years old and was beaten already two years after her death.
461 - St. Hilarius becomes pope.
1493 - Christopher Columbus lands on the island of San Juan Bautista, which later changes its name to Puerto Rico.
1523 - Clement VII becomes pope.
1863 - Abraham Lincoln delivers the famous Gettysburg speech.
1882 - La Plata, the capital of the Provincia de Buenos Aires in Argentina, is founded.
1932 - Adolf Hitler is asked by the German president to form a coalition government. The attempt fails.
1942 - Operation Uranus: Soviet forces launch a counterattack against German forces besieging Stalingrad.
1944 - The first issue of the French evening newspaper Le Monde is published.
1946 - Afghanistan, Sweden and Iceland join the UN.
1954 - Sammy Davis Jr. loses his left eye in a car accident in San Bernardino, California.
1959 - Ford Motor Company decides to end production of its unpopular Edsel.
1969 - Astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean on Apollo 12 become the 3rd and 4th person to go to the Moon.
1969 - Pelé scores his 1000th football goal.
1972 - Elections in Germany.
1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to pay an official visit to Israel, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
1985 - Cold War: US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time in Geneva.
2005 - Haditha massacre in Iraq. 24 Iraqi civilians are killed. American soldiers were behind the killings.
1927 - Numedalsbanen was officially opened by King Haakon VII and Crown Prince Olav.
1942 - The Vemork operation: Two military gliders with British commandos who are to blow up the heavy water plant at Vemork crash in Rogaland. The 23 survivors are executed, some after prolonged torture.
1951 - Oscar Torp's government takes over from Einar Gerhardsen's second government.
1992 - The Storting decides that Norway shall apply for and initiate negotiations on a Norwegian membership of the EC.
2010 - Jan Mayen was protected as a nature reserve.
See more who were born on 19 November in Category: Births on 19 November.
1517 - Fulvio Giulio della Corgna, Catholic cardinal and bishop (d. 1583)
1600 - King Charles I of England (d. 1649)
1730 - Domenico Pignatelli di Belmonte, Catholic cardinal and archbishop (d. 1803)
1770 - Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)
1805 - Count Ferdinand de Lesseps, French engineer (d. 1894)
1817 - Angelo Bianchi, Catholic cardinal (d. 1897)
1831 - James Garfield, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)
1889 - Vasily Bljukher, Soviet military commander (d. 1938)
1900 - Anna Seghers, German author (d. 1983)
1907 - James Darcy Freeman, Catholic cardinal and archbishop (d. 1991)
1917 - Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister (d. 1984)
1911 - Harry Haraldsen, Norwegian figure skater (d. 1966)
1912 - George Emil Palade, Romanian-American biologist and Nobel Prize winner (d. 2008)
1921 - Hermann Bongard, Norwegian draftsman, applied artist and designer (d. 1998)
1922 - Elisabeth Dørdal, Norwegian missionary
1924 - William Russell, British actor
1925 - Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-British philosopher (d. 2017)
1930 - Christian Schwarz-Schilling, German politician and minister
1932 - Jak Jervell, Norwegian doctor (d. 2020)
1933 - Larry King, American journalist (d. 2021)
1934 - Kurt Hamrin, Swedish football player
1934 - Kurt Stille, Danish skater
1937 - Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider, Argentine East German spy (d. 1967)
1938 - Ted Turner, American media mogul and philanthropist
1939 - Mona Levin, Norwegian journalist
1941 - Ragna Berget Jørgensen, Norwegian politics