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November 19th In History


On November 19, 1863, US President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. On the same day in 1952, Spain joined UNESCO.

1493: – Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage.

1544: – Pope Paul III opened council of Trente.

1805: – Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Pacific Ocean. They were first European Americans to cross the west.

1837: – Floridsorf-Deutsch Wagram Railway opened in Australia.

1863: – US President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.

1895: – American inventor Frederick E Blaisdell got patent for pencil.

1940: – Belgian King Leopold III visited Adolf Hitler.

1952: – Spain joined UNESCO.

1962: – Fidel Castro accepted removal of Soviet weapons.

1970: – Golden Gate Conservatory became a California state historical landmark.

1977: – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visited Israel. He became the first Arab leader to visit the country.

1985: – US President Ronald Regan met Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev for the first time.

1987: – France performed nuclear test.

1969: – A second crew of astronauts landed on the Moon with Apollo 12 mission.

2001: – World Toilet Day was created to raise global awareness for proper sanitation.

Days on November 19: –

  • National Play Monopoly Day
  • International Men’s Day
  • World Toilet Day


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