A to Z This Day in World History | November 19th

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Here are some historical events that happened on November 19th:

1493: Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico on his second voyage to the Americas.

1863: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address during the American Civil War.

1911: The first Indianapolis 500 automobile race is held.

1942: Soviet forces launch Operation Uranus, a counteroffensive during the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II.

1959: Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel model.

1969: Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the Moon, lands on the lunar surface.

1985: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.

1994: The first unit of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by U.S. President Bill Clinton.

2002: The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

These are just a few notable events that occurred on November 19th throughout history.

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