On This Day: What happened on 19 November?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 19 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1926 | The Balfour Declaration is accepted.

1942 | Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda, prior to the restoration of the kingdom in 1993.

1955 | Morocco’s Sultan is caught up in violence in the palace courtyard.

1968 | President Modibo Keita of Mali is deposed by the army.

1977 | Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to set foot in Israel and hereceives a hero’s welcome in Jerusalem.

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2007 | Mozambique business man, son of Mozambique’s former president, Nyimpine Chissano (37)

2008 | Prominent Somali sportscaster, Farah Weheliye Addo (68-73)

2011 | South African cricketer, Basil D’Oliveira (80)

2017 | First elected president of Nigeria, Alexander Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (85)


1935 | Egyptian-American biochemist and scholar, Rashad Khalifa.

1938 | South African rugby league player, Len Killeen.

1954 | Egyptian field marshal and politician, 6th President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

1969 | Moroccan-French cyclist and sportscaster, Richard Virenque.


2008 | South Africa plays the 1st Test match during the Bangladesh in South Africa tour.

2009 | Egypt loses to Japan 1 – 3 in the Men’s World Grand Champions Cup in Japan.

2011 | South Africa lead by 199 runs with 7 wickets remaining during the Australia in South Africa tour.


1969 | The second spacecraft to land on the Moon, Apollo 12 was the 6th manned flight of NASA’s Apollo program.

1969 | Pelé, the Brazilian footballer, often considered to be the greatest athlete of the 20th century.


The world’s oldest educational institution is still functioning in Africa. University of Al-Karaouine, located in Morocco, was originally a madrassa, founded in 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri.

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