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1994 | Indian actress, Aishwarya Rai, at the age of 21 was crowned the 44th Miss World. Photo: Instagram @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb

On This Day: What happened on 19 November?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.

On This Day: What happened on

1994 | Indian actress, Aishwarya Rai, at the age of 21 was crowned the 44th Miss World. Photo: Instagram @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb

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.


1968 | The president of Mali, Modibo Keita is overthrown in a coup by the army after he failed to improve the country’s economy.

1977 | The president of Egypt and Nobel Laureate, arrives in Israel to discuss peace between the two countries.

1977 | Libya cancels its diplomatic relations with Egypt because of Egypt’s new relations with Israel.

1993 | Muslim extremists in Algeria, kill 27 people

1995 | The Egyptian embassy is attacked by suicide bombers, killing 16 people

2003 | Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak collapses on live television in Cairo while delivering a speech in parliament. He returned to the parliament forty-five minutes later after being attended to by the doctors

2017 | Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, after being overthrown from his position by the army, refuses to resign while giving a speech television

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1981 | ANC veteran and anti-apartheid activist, Griffiths Mxenge is assassinated.

2000 | Politician and economist from Uganda, George Cosmas Adyebo dies

2018 | Ghanaian diplomat in the United Kingdom, James Aggrey-Orleans dies


1909 | Author, educationist and first African chancellor of the University of the North, Moses Josiah Madiba

1938 | South African rugby player, Len Killeen

1994 | Football player from Senegal, Ibrahima Mbaye


1994 | The Springboks beat Scotland 34-10 in Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

most tries in the rugby world cup

2005 | Bryan Habana scores two tries as the Springboks beat Wales 33-16 at the Millennium Stadium.

2006 | Zanzibar win 1-0 when they played against Kyrgyzstan in Group A of the EFL Cup. This Cup was only played once in 2006 and it was organised by Cyprus Turkish Football Association.

2019 | LeBron James becomes the first basketball player in NBA history to record a triple-double after hitting 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists when LA Lakers won 112-107 against Oklahoma City Thunder.


1994 | Indian actress Aishwarya Rai, at the age of 21, is crowned the 44th Miss World.

2010 | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is released


The Serengeti, which is located in Tanzania, hosts the world’s largest wildlife migration on Earth. It has more than 3000 lions, 1000 African leopards. It also hosts wildebeest, zebras, elephants and buffalos.