What Happened on November 19


Historical Events

1644 – First protestant ministry society in New England
1911 – NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1969 – WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1973 – New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years
2017 – Bulgarian tennis star Gregor Dimitrov breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals title with a 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win in London over David Goffin of Belgium
2020 – Inquiry find “credible evidence” elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan civilians

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Famous Birthdays

1886 – Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent), born in Paris (d. 1970)
1887 – James B. Sumner, American chemist (Nobel 1946 – discovered that enzymes can be crystallized), born in Canton, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
1924 – William Russell, British actor (Doctor Who, The Great Escape, Superman), born in Sunderland, England
1936 – Michel Decoust, French contemporary classical and electro-acoustic composer and conductor (Symétrie; Interphone), born in Paris, France
1971 – Michelle Andrews, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic gold 1996; World Cup gold 1994; Champions Trophy gold 1993, 95, 97, 99), born in Newcastle, Australia
1973 – Ryukishi07 [real name unknown), Japanese mystery writer (When They Cry series), born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

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Famous Deaths

1692 – Georg Friedrich of Waldeck, Dutch-German prince and Field Marshall (commanded Dutch States Army and German forces), dies at 72
1692 – Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (2nd Poet Laureate 1689-92), dies at about 50
1942 – Édouard Combe, Swiss composer, dies at 76
1950 – Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
1961 – Dorothy Heyward (née Kuhns), American playwright (Porgy), and novelist, dies at 71
2012 – Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), dies at 79

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