November 19, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
  • Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
  • The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
  • The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.

Deaths in History

  • Denis Jenkinson, journalist, dies at 74
  • Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant, dies at 73
  • Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat, dies at 90