Selected anniversaries/November 19

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November 19: International Men's Day; World Toilet Day; Liberation Day in Mali

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  • 1794' – The United States and Great Britain signed the Jay Treaty, the basis for ten years of peaceful trade between the two nations.
  • 1863American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 1942World War II: Soviet troops launched Operation Uranus at the Battle of Stalingrad, with the goal of encircling Axis forces, turning the tide of the battle in the Soviet Union's favour.
  • 1969 – Playing for Santos against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian footballer Pelé (pictured) scored his one thousandth goal.
  • 2010 – The first of four explosions occurred at the Pike River Mine in the West Coast region of New Zealand in the nation's worst mining disaster in nearly a century.

Billy Sunday (b. 1862) José Raúl Capablanca (b. 1888) Sun Li-jen (d. 1990)

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