Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 19

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This is a list of selected November 19 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
1095Council of Clermont Moved to November 27
1493Christopher Columbus became the first European to land on Puerto Rico, naming it San Juan Bautista after John the Baptist. refimprove section
1816 – The University of Warsaw, the largest university in Poland, was established as Congress Poland found itself a territory without a university. unreferenced section
1955 – The National Review, one of the most widely read and influential American conservative magazines, was first published. refimprove section
1977TAP Air Portugal Flight 425 crashed while attempting to land at Madeira Airport in Funchal, Madeira, killing more than 130 people on board. multiple issues
1979 – The first line of the Bucharest Metro, the M1 Line, opened from Timpuri Noi to Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania. unreferenced sections
1994 – The first National Lottery draw in the United Kingdom was held, with seven winners sharing a prize of £5,874,778. refimprove
1999Shenzhou 1, China's first unmanned test flight of the Shenzhou spacecraft, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Alxa League, Inner Mongolia. stubby, no footnotes


November 19: International Men's Day; World Toilet Day; Liberation Day in Mali (1968)

Ronald Reagan (left) and Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva
Ronald Reagan (left) and
Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva

Jean-Antoine Nollet (b. 1700) · James Ensor (d. 1949) · Tove Styrke (b. 1992)

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