Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 19, 2009
European Union / Three new positions created by the Treaty of Lisbon:
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 19, 2004
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
London Bridge Tower, set to become the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe, is granted full planning permission by the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
At the end of a long public inquiry, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, John Prescott
, gives planning approval to London Bridge Tower
, set to become the tallest building in Europe.
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
The tanker "Prestige", which has been leaking oil off the north-west coast of Spain for several days, split into two at 8 o'clock in the morning (0700 GMT). The vessel was reported to be about away from the Spanish coast at that time. The entire load of oil is 70,000 ton most of it is still in the two parts of the ship if all leaks out the resulting damage could be twice that of the Exxon Valdez disaster off the coast of Alaska in 1989. Despite efforts, the oil reached the coast. See: //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2488229.stm
Friday, November 19, 1999
Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh of Trinidad and Tobago proposes that the UN
create an International Men's Day
, which is now commemorated every year on this same date.
Wednesday, November 19, 1997
In Des Moines, Iowa
, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets
in the second known case where all 7 babies are born alive, and the first in which all survive infancy.
Saturday, November 19, 1994
Tuesday, November 19, 1985
Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
Monday, November 19, 1984
A 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.
Band Aid records the charity single Do They Know It's Christmas? to raise money to combat the famine in Ethiopia. It is released December 3, 1984.//liveaid.free.fr/pages/bandaid.html#uk
Band Aid – Do They Know It's Christmas? Retrieved November 17, 2011.
Saturday, November 19, 1983
Sunday, November 19, 1978
The first U.S. Take Back the Night march occurs in San Francisco.
Friday, November 19, 1976
Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.
Sunday, November 19, 1972
Thursday, November 19, 1970
ndash Operation Ivory Coast
: A joint Air Force
and Army team raids the Son Tay
prison c in an attempt to free American POW
s thought to be held there (no Americans are killed, but the prisoners have already moved to another c all U.S. POW
s are moved to a handful of central prison complexes as a result of this raid).
In Ethiopia, the Eritrean Liberation Front kills an Ethiopian general.
Syrian Prime Minister Hafez al-Assad forms a new government but retains the post of defense minister.
Thursday, November 19, 1964
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge opens to traffic (the world's longest suspension bridge at this time).
Second Vatican Council: The third period of the Catholic Church's ecumenical council closes.
Saturday, November 19, 1955
Thursday, November 19, 1953
is founded in Chile as the southernmost settlement of the world.
Thursday, November 19, 1942
WWII: Battle of Stalingrad: Soviet Union forces under General Georgy Zhukov launch the Operation Uranus counter-attacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR's favor.
Wednesday, November 19, 1941
WWII: Both commerce raiding "hilfskreuzer Kormoran" and Australian cruiser HMAS "Sydney" sink following a battle off the coast of Western Australia. There are no survivors from the 645 Australian sailors aboard "Sydney".
WWII: Both commerce raiding ''hilfskreuzer Kormoran''
and Australian cruiser HMAS "Sydney"
sink following a battle off the coast of Western Australia. There are no survivors from the 645 Australian sailors aboard "Sydney".
Sunday, November 19, 1933
Wednesday, November 19, 1924
In Los Angeles, California, famous silent film director Thomas Ince (The Father of the Western) dies, reportedly of a heart attack, in his bed (rumors soon surface that he was shot dead by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst).
Sunday, November 19, 1922
Tuesday, November 19, 1889
The Empire of Brazil officially becomes a Federal Republic and Field Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca becomes its first president.
Saturday, November 19, 1881
Thursday, November 19, 1863
Thursday, November 19, 1835
Sunday, November 19, 1809
Battle of Ocana
: A Spanish army is ridden down and 20,000 are killed by French forces.
Saturday, November 19, 1808
A new truce ends fighting in Finland.
Monday, November 19, 1703
Wednesday, November 19, 1614
Start of hostilities resulting from an attempt by Toyotomi Hideyorito restore Osaka Castle. Tokugawa Ieyasu, father of the Shogun, is outraged at this act, and leads three thousand men across the Kizu River, destroying the fort there.
Thursday, November 19, 1598
lunar calendar) ndash Battle of Noryang Point: The China and Korean Allied Forces defeat the Japanese navy, ending the Seven-Year War.
Wednesday, November 19, 1586
Henry Barrow, English Puritan and Separatist, is imprisoned.
Monday, November 9, 1523 (Julianian calendar)
Martin Luther translates the New Testament into German.
Sunday, November 10, 1493 (Julianian calendar)
England imposes sanctions on Burgundy for supporting Perkin Warbeck.
Columbus lands on the coast of the island of Borinquen, which he renames San Juan
(present day, Puerto Rico
Monday, November 10, 1404 (Julianian calendar)
Narayana Ramadhipati succeeds Ponthea Yat as King of Cambodia
Peace is declared between Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights after they agree to exchange land and form an alliance against Muscovy.
Timur is hit by a fever while preparing to invade China.
Ruaidri Caech MacDermot succeeds Conchobair Og MacDermot as King of Moylurg in present-day north-east Connacht, Ireland.
The city of Vicenza comes under the rule of the Venetians.
Tuesday, November 13, 1095 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, November 18, 465 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, November 18, 461 (Julianian calendar)
The Visigoths under king Theodoric II recapture Septimania (Southern Gaul) after the assassination of Majorian and invade Hispania again.