Holidays Calendar for November 19, 2012

National Day, that is also known as Sovereign Prince's Day, is observed in Monaco on November 19. People of Monaco celebrate the anniversary of ascension of the reigning Prince of Monaco to the throne.

Garifuna Settlement Day is a public holiday in Belize, that falls every year on November 19. This holiday was created by Belizean civil rights activists in 1941, but it's been celebrated on the national level only since 1977.

People of Puerto Rico celebrate the US public holidays as wells as their own traditional feasts and events. Puetro Rico Discovery Day is one of the own Puerto Rican public holidays, that is celebrated on November 19.

Revolution Day is a Mexican public holiday that commemorates the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. The revolution began on November 20, but the celebration is held on the third Monday of November.


Women's Entrepreneurship Day is annually observed on November 19 since 2014. This international observance was inaugurated in New York City at the United Nations and additional events were held in 144 countries around the world.

Annually men around the world celebrate International Men's Day on November 19. This holiday was created in 1992 by Prof. Thomas Oaster and it was reinitialized in Trinidad and Tobago in 1999. Since then it spread to other countries.

Hydrometeorological Service Workers' Day is listed as one of the professional days in Ukraine. It's annually observed on November 19 since 2003, when it was established by President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.

Missile Troops and Artillery Day is a professional and memorial day in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. It's annually observed on November 19.

Glass Industry Workers' Day is observed in Ukraine and Russia every year on November 19. This professional day has been celebrated unofficially in Russia since 2000 and became an official professional holiday in 2003.

Tertiary Education Workers Day, also translated as University Teachers Day, is a Russian professional holiday celebrated annually on November 19. It was established in 2021 by Valery Falkov, the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia.

The Brazilians are proud of their homeland and flag, that was officially adopted in 1889. The anniversary of adoption of the flag is celebrated in present-day Brazil as Flag Day annually on November 19.

In addition to National Martyrs’ Day, observed on January 30 to commemorate the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, several Indian states have established their own observances in honor of those who gave their lives for Indian independence. For example, Martyrs’ Day in Uttar Pradesh is celebrated on November 19.

National Integration Day (Quami Ekta Divas, sometimes also translated as National Unity Day) is an Indian celebration held annually on November 19. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, the first and only female prime minister of India.

There is nothing better than a plate of hot and nutritious soup on a cold day or night. This dish is known everywhere in the world and in Germany it even has its own holiday – Soup Day, which is annually celebrated on November 19.

The National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day is observed on November 19. Surely, caffeinated soda is not the healthiest drink, but everyone is allowed to indulge themselves every now and them.

November 19 is the perfect day to invite your friends over for a board game night because it is National Play Monopoly Day. This amazing holiday was created to celebrate one of the most popular board games that has been licensed in more than 100 countries.

A global non-profit organization the World Toilet Organization declared November 19 to be World Toilet Day. Celebration of this unusual holiday draws public attention to the problems of sanitation around the world and helps improve it.

National Enteropathic Arthritis Day is observed in Canada on November 19 each year. It was created to raise awareness of enteropathic arthritis among the general public and help support people living with the condition.

This Day in History

  • 2017 Died: Charles Manson, American criminal and cult leader who formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California in the late 1960s.
  • 2013 Died: Frederick Sanger, British biochemist, a two-time winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He was awarded the first prize in 1958 for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin. The second prize was presented to him in 1980 for development of the dideoxy chain-termination method for sequencing DNA molecules.
  • 2010 The first of four explosions took place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand. 29 miners were killed in the worst mining disaster in New Zealand since 1914.
  • 2004 Died: John Vane, English pharmacologist and academic. He is best known for his Nobel-winning discovery concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances.
  • 2002 The Greek oil tanker Prestige split in half and sank off the coast of Galicia. Over 20 million US gallons of oil were spilled. It became the largest environmental disaster in the history of Spain and Portugal.
  • 1998 Portrait of the Artist Without Beard by Vincent van Gogh was sold at auction for US $71.5 million.
  • 1985 Born: Laura Osnes, American actress and singer primarily known for her work in Broadway musicals such as Grease, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Bonnie and Clyde, and Bandstand.
  • 1985 American oil company Pennzoil won a US $10.53 billion judgment against Texaco in the largest civil verdict in the history of the USA.
  • 1984 About 500 people were killed in a series of explosions at the Pemex petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City.
  • 1983 Born: Adam Driver, American actor. Although he gained wide recognition for playing Kylo Ren in the Star Wars franchise, Driver is recognized for his collaborations with auteur filmmakers.
  • 1976 Born: Jack Dorsey, American programmer and businessman. He is widely known as one of the co-founders of Twitter.
  • 1967 Died: Charles J. Watters, American officer. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery exhibited while rescuing wounded men in the Vietnam War. He was killed in a friendly fire incident.
  • 1963 Born: Terry Farrell, American actress and fashion model known for her roles as Jadzia Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and as Regina "Reggie" Kostas on Becker.
  • 1962 Born: Jodie Foster, American actress and filmmaker whose accolades include two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
  • 1961 Born: Meg Ryan, American actress and film producer. She rose to prominence in 1989 with the lead role in When Harry Met Sally... and over next years played leading roles in several successful romantic comedies.
  • 1959 Born: Alison Janney, American actress of stage and screen. Her breakthrough role was that of C. J. Cregg in the NBC political drama series The West Wing.
  • 1958 Born: Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter, film director, and novelist. He is known for writing the films Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
  • 1954 Prince Rainier III of Monaco launched Télé Monte Carlo, the oldest private television channel in Europe.
  • 1946 Iceland, Sweden and Afghanistan joined the United Nations.
  • 1943 The Nazis liquidated Janowska concentration camp in Lemberg (Lviv), Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt.
  • 1942 Born: Calvin Klein, American fashion designer. In 1968 he launched his own company, that later became known as Calvin Klein Inc. In addition to clothes, Klein also gave his name to a range of perfumes, jewelry and watches.
  • 1936 Born: Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese chemist. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the dynamics of chemical elementary process.
  • 1917 Born: Indira Gandhi, Indian politician, the 4th Prime Minister of India. She served in office from January 14, 1980 to the day of her assassination on October 31, 1984. She was the only woman to hold the office in India.
  • 1916 Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was established by Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn.
  • 1912 Born: George Emil Palade, Romanian-born American cell biologist. He is often described as the most influential cell biologist ever. In 1974 he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation.
  • 1912 The Serbian army captured the city of Bitola, thus ending a five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.
  • 1900 Born: Anna Seghers, German writer. She is famous for depicting the moral experience of the Second World War in her novels, including Transit Visa, The Dead Stay Young, The Seventh Cross.
  • 1888 Born: José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban chess player. He was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927 and is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.
  • 1887 Died: Emma Lazarus, American poet. She is best known for her sonnet The New Colossus, which was cast onto a bronze plaque mounted inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
  • 1883 Died: Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German engineer. He spent most of his life in Britain and later became a British subject. His most important invention was the regenerative furnace.
  • 1839 Born: Emil Škoda, Czech engineer and industrialist. In 1859 he founded Škoda Works, which later became the parent company of Škoda Auto.
  • 1831 Born: James A. Garfield, American politician, the 20th President of the USA. He served as president from March 4, 1881 to his death on September 19, 1881.
  • 1828 Died: Franz Schubert, Austrian composer, author of 7 complete symphonies, over 6000 secular vocal works, operas, piano and chamber music. He is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical era and early Romantic era.
  • 1703 Died: Man in the Iron Mask, a mysterious prisoner arrested as Eustache Dauger, allegedly Louis de Bourbon, comte de Vermandois, an illegitimate son of Louis XIV of France. He was held in a number of jails for 34 years.
  • 1665 Died: Nicolas Poussin, French painter of the classical Baroque style. His most famous paintings include The Judgment of Solomon, The Four Seasons series, Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice etc.
  • 1557 Died: Bona Sforza, member of the powerful House of Sforza that ruled the Duchy of Milan since 1447. She married Sigismund I the Old, becoming Queen of Poland.