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NOVEMBER 19

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Belize: Garifuna Day/Settlement Day
(Annual November 19 celebration of the first Garinagu people to arrive in Belize)
Belize U.S. Department of State San Pedro Sun
Monaco: Prince Rainier Day/National Day
(Celebration of Prince Rainier's coronation 11/19/1949)
Monaco World Bank Holidays
1827 Isaac M. St. John (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
1600 Charles I (King of England) British Political and Social Leaders Charles I
1805 Ferdinand Lesseps (French Diplomat) French Political and Social Leaders
1831 James A. Garfield (Ohio-born 20th President of the United States) Ohio Political and Social Leaders James A. Garfield American Presidents
1917 Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India) Indira Gandhi
1941 Tommy Thompson (Governor of Wisconsin) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1825 Alexander I, Emperor of Russia Russian Political and Social Leaders
1979 Samuel M. Sampler (Texas-born Winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor) Texas Military Figures Congressional Medal of Honor World War I Texas State Historical Association
1981 Griffiths Mxenge (South African Attorney, anti-Apartheid Activist; Murdered) South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid Crime South African History
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1493 Christopher Columbus Is the First European to Discover Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Christopher Columbus Britannica
1776 Congress Pleads for the States to Send More Soldiers to Serve in the Continental Army Continental Congress American Revolution History Channel
1794 U.S. and Great Britain Sign Jay Treaty, Resolving Issues Left Over From the Revolutionary War Britain Historic U.S. Documents American Revolution New York Times
1823 500 Honduras Garifunas Escape British Oppression by Canoeing to Belize Honduras Belize Garifuna.org
1861 Florida Governor John Milton Requests 1,000 Enfield Rifles and Two Rifled Cannon for the Defense of St. Marks and Apalachicola Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 President Abraham Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address in Front of 15,000 People Gathered to Consecrate a New National Cemetery Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address American Civil War The Lincoln Log Writer's Alamanc Library of Congress History Channel New York Times
At Gettysburg, a 2-hour Oration by Boston Statesman, Edward Everett, Precedes Abraham Lincoln's 3-minute Address Edward Everett Gettysburg, Pennyslvania American Civil War Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1864 The Confederate Congress Urges Residents of Georgia to Disrupt Sherman's March to the Sea by Burning Bridges and Blocking Roads Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
President Abraham Lincoln Lifts the Blockades of the Fernandina and Pensacola Ports in Florida, As Well As the Port in Norfolk, Virginia Florida Norfolk, Virginia Abraham Lincoln Naval Military History American Civil War The Lincoln Log
President Abraham Lincoln Issues Second Order for the Release of Indian "Big Eagle" from Confinement at Davenport, Iowa Davenport, Iowa Abraham Lincoln Native-American Heritage The Lincoln Log
1915 British Pilot Earns the Victoria Cross for His Daring Rescue of a Fellow Airman Great Britain Aviation War History World War I History Channel
1926 The 1926 Imperial Conference in London Accepts the Balfour Declaration, Granting Autonomy to the Communities within the British Empire Great Britain British Commonwealth South African History
1940 Adolf Hitler Urges Spain to Attack British-Controlled Gibraltar and Trap British Troops in North Africa Africa Spain Great Britain Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
1942 Soviet Forces Take the Offensive at Stalingrad Soviet Union Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
1944 President Franklin Roosevelt Announces a 6th War Loan Drive to Immediately Raise $14 Billion for the War President Franklin Roosevelt Economics World War II History Channel
1968 Mali Military Officers Depose Modibo Keita from Power with Bloodless Coup Mali Britannica
1970 In Syria, Regional Command of the Baath Party Announces Designation of Ahmad al Khatib as Acting Chief of State Syrian Political and Social Leaders Middle East History Countty Studies
1971 Radioactive Cooling Water from Minnesota's Monticello Nuclear Power Plant Overflows and Reaches the Mississippi River Minnesota Nuclear Energy Radiation Mississippi River Minnesota Historical Society
1977 Anwar Sadat Is First Arab Leader to Visit Israel Anwar Sadat Israel Middle East History Historic Firsts History Channel BBC
1981 Griffiths Mxenge, South African Attorney and anti-Apartheid Activist, Is Murdered South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid Crime Death South African History
1995 Aleksander Kwasniewski Defeats Lech Walesa in Polish Presidential Election Poland Elections International Foundation for Election Systems
1998 President Clinton's Impeachment Inquiry Begins The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton The American Presidency Law and Legal Resources New York Times

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