November 19 is the 324th day of the year
Have a Bad Day Day According to Days of the Year.com, it was created for people who work in a customer service environment and are sick of saying “have a nice day”, and those who are equally sick of hearing it. In the nicest possible way, wish everyone a bad day.
World Toilet Day
International Men’s Day
Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, patron saint of charities for the poor and of bakers.
The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain signed Jay’s Treaty in 1794, which attempted to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.
Lewis & Clark reached the Pacific Ocean on November 19, 1805, becoming the first European-Americans to cross continent.
Birthday of James Abram Garfield, (November 19, 1831) twentieth president of the U.S. Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other. In 1877 he said:
Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature …
On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
1953 – US Supreme Court ruled (7-2) in Toolson v. New York Yankees that baseball is a sport not a business, and therefore not subject to antitrust laws.