On This Day

On This Day in History for November 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1996 Lieutenant General Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire
  • 1996 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
  • 1997 STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
  • 1997 McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.

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1998 Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" sells at auction for $71.5 million

  • 1999 Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • 1999 In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
  • 2010 New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed
  • 2013 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

ZimbabweRobert Mugabe Ousted

2017 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refuses to resign in a TV speech after being ousted as leader of ruling ZANU-PF party

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Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
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  • 2017 Oumuamua first detected by scientists, 400 meters long and reddish, first known interstellar object in our solar system, thought to be of possible alien origin (since thought to be slice of small planet)
  • 2018 Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested in Japan for financial misconduct

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2018 Ivanka Trump sent "hundred" of emails from her personal account about government business according to Washington Post report

Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump
Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump
  • 2019 More than 1,000 protesters detained by police after 3-day battle at Hong King Polytechnic University
  • 2019 As many as 106 have died over five days in protests across 21 Iranian cities according to Amnesty International, just 12 deaths reported by the government
  • 2020 Inquiry find "credible evidence" elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan civilians
  • 2020 Scottish American Douglas Stuart wins the Booker Literary prize for his first novel "Shuggie Bain"

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