Today in History, English
Today in History, English

131401November 19Event1943 – Holocaust: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lemberg (Lviv), western Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt.
131402November 19Event1944 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling US$14 billion in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
131403November 19Event1944 – World War II: Thirty members of the Luxembourgish resistance defend the town of Vianden against a larger Waffen-SS attack in the Battle of Vianden.
131404November 19Event1946 – Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.
131405November 19Event1950 – US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes Supreme Commander of NATO-Europe.
131406November 19Event1952 – Greek Field Marshal Alexander Papagos becomes the 152nd Prime Minister of Greece.
131407November 19Event1954 – Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.
131408November 19Event1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.
131409November 19Event1959 – The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.
131410November 19Event1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
131411November 19Event1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
131412November 19Event1969 – Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
131413November 19Event1977 – TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 131.
131414November 19Event1979 – Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
131415November 19Event1984 – San Juanico disaster: A series of explosions at the Pemex petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people.
131416November 19Event1985 – Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
131417November 19Event1985 – Pennzoil wins a US$10.53 billion judgment against Texaco, in the largest civil verdict in the history of the United States, stemming from Texaco executing a contract to buy Getty Oil after Pennzoil had entered into an unsigned, yet still binding, b
131418November 19Event1985 – Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.
131419November 19Event1988 – Serbian communist representative and future Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević publicly declares that Serbia is under attack from Albanian separatists in Kosovo as well as internal treachery within Yugoslavia and a foreign conspiracy
131420November 19Event1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.
131421November 19Event1994 – In the United Kingdom, the first National Lottery draw is held. A £1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.
131422November 19Event1996 – Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
131423November 19Event1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
131424November 19Event1998 – Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.
131425November 19Event1999 – Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
131426November 19Event2002 – The Greek oil tanker Prestige splits in half and sinks off the coast of Galicia, releasing over 20 million US gallons (76,000 m³) of oil in the largest environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.
131427November 19Event2004 – The Malice at the Palace: The worst brawl in NBA history, Ron Artest suspended 86 games (rest of season), Stephen Jackson suspended 30 games
131428November 19Event2010 – The first of four explosions takes place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand 29 people are killed in the nation's worst mining disaster since 1914.
131429November 19Event2013 – A double suicide bombing at the Iranian embassy in Beirut kills 23 people and injures 160 others.
131430November 19Birth1464 – Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)

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