November 19 Events in History - November 19 Birthdays - November 19 Deaths
2014 A second round of heavy snow hits the northeastern U.S., with the Buffalo, New York region accumulating over five feet of snow; seven related deaths have been reported and at least 20 travelers have been stranded
2014 Mike Nichols, director of a long list of successful productions in TV, film and theater, dies at age 83 of a heart attack; Nichols was one of very few directors to earn all four major industry awards: the Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony
2013 The 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's 'Gettysburg Address' considered one of the greatest political speeches, is commemorated in the U.S. on the battlefield and by the Library of Congress
2013 The Philippines receives a $500 million emergency loan from the World Bank to help the country recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
2012 Burmese President Thein Sein and National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet U.S. President Barack Obama, the country's first visit from a sitting U.S. President
2012 Expedition 33 ends and Expedition 34 begins as astronauts Yuri Malenchenko, Sunita Williams, and Akihiko Hoshide return to Earth with spacecraft Soyuz TMA-05M
2011 Part of the Prompt Global Strike program, a U.S. hypersonic weapon system undergoes a successful test, proving capable of striking targets 3,700 kilometres (2,300 miles) away in under 30 minutes
2011 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Muammar Gaddafi, is captured in Libya; he will be tried for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court
2010 The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, says cultural genocide is happening as a result of the Chinese law requiring Mandarin as the language of instruction in Tibetan schools
2010 Many nations urge lower fishing rates on the Atlantic bluefin tuna; quota limits on the critically endangered fish are discussed by major fishing nations in Paris
2008 Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ
1997 "Eugene Onegin," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 "Old Neighborhood," opens at Booth Theater New York City
1997 STS-87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
1996 "God Said, Ha!," opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 22 performances
1996 "Sex and Longing" closes at Cort Theater New York City
1996 Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
1996 Space Shuttle STS-80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
1995 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
1995 "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 21 performances
1995 "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 23 performances
1995 83rd CFL Grey Cup: Baltimore Stallions defeats Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
1995 Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss New York USA
1995 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
1994 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
1994 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1993 Algerian Moslem fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
1993 Curaeaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
1992 "3 From Brooklyn" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 45 performances
1991 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP
1990 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically
1990 Iraq announces it will free all German hostages
1990 Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP
1989 U.S. beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950
1988 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays
1987 France performs nuclear test
1986 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP
1986 Tina Howe's "Coastal Disturbances," premieres in New York City
1985 Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport," premieres in New York City
1985 President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time
1984 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
1984 New York Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
1983 Edmonton Oilers beat New Jersey Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"
1980 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields
1979 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract
1978 Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time
1977 Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel
1977 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
1977 Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1976 George Harrison releases "This Song"
1976 Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail
1975 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
1973 Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney's PNP doesn't win a chair
1972 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 9 performances
1972 "Dear Oscar" closes at Playhouse Theater New York City after 5 performances
1972 Gershwin Theater (Uris) opens at 1633 Broadway New York City
1972 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting
1972 Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election
1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a California state historical landmark
1970 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 Apollo 12's Conrad and Bean become 3rd and 4th humans on Moon
1969 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 Mali military coup, president Modibo Keita flees
1968 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
1966 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1965 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
1965 Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
1963 Worst Canadian air disaster kills 118 in Montreal
1962 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
1962 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo," premieres in New York City
1962 Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
1961 Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs New York Titans (49-13)
1960 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
1959 "Rocky and His Friends" debuts on ABC
1959 Ford cancels Edsel
1958 First 2 F-27 Fokker's Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus
1957 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
1955 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 U.S. Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
1953 U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon visits Hanoi
1952 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
1952 Spain joins UNESCO
1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 U.S. General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
1949 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
1948 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1947 200" mirror arrives at Mount Palomar
1946 Bradman scores 119 South Australia vs. Victoria, 183 minutes, 8 fours
1943 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1942 Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"
1942 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
1940 Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler
1940 German air raid on Birmingham fails
1939 Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship
1933 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
1932 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
1932 Shaft and Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor
1928 1st issue of Time magazine, Japanese Emperor Hirohito on cover
1926 British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends
1923 Bela Bartok's "Tancsuite," premieres
1922 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
1919 U.S. Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations
1911 New York receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1910 Ferenc Moln rs "Tester," premieres in Budapest
1909 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption
1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
1903 Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate
1896 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Sussex Vampire"
1895 Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil
1894 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 and 5 Ap)
1894 Dutch troops occupy and plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
1893 1st newspaper color supplement (New York World)
1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dying Detective"
1879 National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter
1874 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall in New York City convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment
1863 Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; "4 score and 7 years..."
1861 Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper
1850 Lord Tennyson becomes British poet laureate
1837 Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens
1824 Storm causes St. Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
1794 Jakobonen Club forms in Paris
1794 Jay Treaty, 1st U.S. extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
1700 Battle at Narva: Swedish king Karel XII beats Russians
1644 1st protestant ministry society in New England
1621 Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
1620 Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
1544 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
1523 Giulio de' Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
1521 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France and occupy Milan
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1367 League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
1302 Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree "Unam sanctam"
615 Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV
498 Anastasius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
461 St. Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope