- 1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes
- 1620 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
- 1805 Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west
- 1863 US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score & seven years ago..."
- 1942 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
- 1969 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad & Alan Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on the Moon
- 1985 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
American inventor Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil
On November 19, 1895
McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.
On November 19, 1997