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Today is November 19th, 2017 and is a Sunday.

On this day in....

2010: The first of four explosions takes place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand; 29 people are killed in the nation's worst mining disaster since 1914.

2002: The Greek oil tanker Prestige (oil tanker)|Prestige splits in half and sinks off the coast of Galicia, releasing over 20 million US gallons (76,000 m³) of oil in the largest environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.

1999: Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.

1998: Vincent van Gogh's Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe|Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.

1998: Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.