November 19th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Play Monopoly Day and Have A Bad Day Day.
Welcome to day 323 of 365! We’re only 41 days away from celebrating the new year… but it’s probably too early to be thinking about that yet.
Today was a day of inventions, discoveries, disasters and some of the most famous people in the world were born and died on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico on his second voyage? He named the island San Juan Bautista in honor of St John the baptist.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about November 19th in history!
What memorable events happened on November 19 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, based on J.K. Rowling’s 2007 fantasy novel, was released worldwide.
Television broadcasting company CBS banned a Calvin Klein Jeans advertisement.
The advertisement featured 15-year-old Brooke Shields, and broadcasters thought it was too suggestive. In the ad, Shields says, “You know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing,” and this was seen as inappropriate for a 15-year-old to be speaking in a slightly seductive way.
Pelé, the legendary Brazilian soccer star, scored his 1,000th goal.
Known primarily as Pelé, Edson Arantes do Nascimento started playing for the Brazilian national soccer team when he was just 16. Over his twenty-year career, he scored close to an average of one goal per game, totaling 1,279 goals.
The University of Warsaw, Poland, was founded as a Royal University following the Partitions of Poland.
Alexander I permitted the university to be formed with five faculties, following the partitions of the country, which meant that the prestigious University of Kraków was no longer accessible for all of Poland.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Meg Ryan. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.
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Unfortunately, November 19th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Rosalynn Carter was an American first lady born on August 18, 1927. She died on this day in 2023, at age 96 in Plains, Georgia, USA.
Nov 19, 2023 (Age 96)
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
Get ready for your best friends to become your worst enemies, as it’s time to play Monopoly! Don’t forget to agree on house rules before you start; otherwise, you risk some brutal arguments. Make sure you keep a close eye on the banker, too!
National Have A Bad Day Day
Let’s face it – being forced by society to wish people a nice day when you’re having a straight-up awful day is the worst. National Have A Bad Day Day is here to set things straight, at least for a day. So if you’re having a rough day today, don’t be nice; wish other people a bad day too!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The number 8 is considered lucky in China. A man bought the license plate “K88888” for $150,500. He was stopped by the police 8 times in 1 day to confirm the plate was real.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on November 19 shares the star sign of Scorpio.
Take care not to hurt Scorpios; they can strike quite the sting while holding the grudge for years to come. However, treat a Scorpio right, and you’ve got a friend for life.
If your birthday is in November, your birthstone is the topaz. Topaz is considered among the most powerful of gemstones. The gem signifies emotional balance and gives protection from greed.
For those of you who were born on November 19, you were likely conceived the same year on February 26.
Babies conceived on this day will likely be born around August 12, 2024.