25 fun facts for November, 19

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 19th is full of intriguing events and milestones such as International Men's Day, the Gettysburg Address, film and TV premieres, and notable birthdays. From politics to entertainment and even world records, this day undoubtedly leaves its mark on history.
25 Fun facts
  1. November 19th is International Men's Day, celebrated in over 80 countries, aiming to raise awareness of men's health issues, improve gender relations, and promote positive male role models.
  2. On November 19, 1863, US President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address during the American Civil War, eloquently asserting the principles of human equality and democracy.
  3. The first U.S. newspaper with a regular Sunday edition, The Observer, was launched on November 19, 1848, founded by Sidney Herbert Morse and James Watson Webb in New York.
  4. Born on November 19, 1831, James A. Garfield became the 20th President of the United States, serving from March to September 1881 before his assassination.
  5. In 1955, an episode of the "I Love Lucy" show titled "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" was broadcast on this day, in which the main character, Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gives birth to her baby, Little Ricky.
  6. On November 19, 1959, the iconic film "Ben-Hur" had its world premiere at Loew's State Theatre in New York City, later winning eleven Academy Awards.
  7. In 1969, Brazilian soccer legend Pelé scored his 1,000th career goal during a game between his team, Santos, and Vasco da Gama on this day.
  8. The first-ever TED Talks conference, a global set of conferences presenting ideas and inspirations, took place in Monterey, California, on November 19, 1984.
  9. Born on November 19, 1962, Jodie Foster is a critically acclaimed actress, director, and producer. She has won two Oscars for Best Actress and been nominated for many other awards.
  10. The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 19, 1989, to ensure the rights, protection, and welfare of children worldwide.
  11. Meg Ryan, an American actress, and producer, was born on November 19, 1961, known for her roles in iconic 90s romantic comedies such as "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail."
  12. November 19, 2006, marked the release of the popular Nintendo gaming console, the Wii, in North America.
  13. On November 19, 1990, the pop music group Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award when it was revealed that they did not sing on their album.
  14. The 90s cult sci-fi television series "The X-Files" aired its final episode on November 19, 1997.
  15. Space Shuttle Columbia lifted off for its final mission, STS-80, on November 19, 1996. The mission included three spacewalks and several satellite deployments.
  16. November 19 is National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day in the United States, appreciating the fizzy caffeinated drinks that keep us going.
  17. On November 19, 1703, the Man in the Iron Mask, a mysterious prisoner in France during the reign of Louis XIV, died in the Bastille in Paris.
  18. Born on November 19, 1917, Indira Gandhi served as the Prime Minister of India for four terms and was the first and only woman to hold the office.
  19. The Apollo 12 spacecraft successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on November 19, 1969, following the second manned lunar landing mission.
  20. On November 19, 2005, Aardman Animations, creators of the popular "Wallace & Gromit" series, won the Guinness World Record for the largest stop-motion animation set.
  21. November 19 is World Toilet Day, an annual United Nations-led campaign to improve sanitation facilities and access to clean toilets globally.
  22. In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel on November 19, as a sign of goodwill and peace.
  23. The popular book and movie series Harry Potter had its first film, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," premiere in the United States on November 19, 2001.
  24. November 19 is National Play Monopoly Day in the United States, celebrating the classic board game where players buy, sell, and trade properties.
  25. On November 19, 1994, the UK's first National Lottery draw took place, becoming a national institution and raising billions for charitable causes.