November 19

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1850 – The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued to 36 year old Carolyn Ingraham in Madison, NJ.

1863 – While dedicating a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address.

1893 – The first color supplement in a newspaper was published in the Sunday New York World.

1895 – Frederick E. Blaisdell patented the “paper pencil”.

1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.

1928 – “Time” magazine presented its cover in color for the first time. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito.

1954 – The Garden State Parkway in New Jersey installed two automatic toll collectors.

1959 – Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the ill-fated Edsel.

1969 – Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean landed at Oceanus Procellarum (the “Ocean of Storms”) and became the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.

1979 – Nolan Ryan, of the Houston Astros, signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, He became the highest paid player in major league baseball.

1981 – U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.

1985 – In Geneva, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time.

1990 – Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award because they did not sing on the “Girl You Know It’s True” album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

1992 – The freshly restored Michigan Capital Building was re-opened. It was first built in 1879.

1993 – The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.

1997 – Septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey in Carlisle, IA, . It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive.

1998 – The impeachment inquiry of President Bill Clinton began over his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

1998 – Vincent van Gogh’s “Portrait of the Artist Without Beard” sold at auction for more than $71 million.

1998 – Michelle Lee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 – President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history.

2002 – While in Berlin, Germany to receive a Lifetime Achievement award, Michael Jackson made worldwide headlines when he dangled nine-month-old
son Prince out his hotel window for photographers.

2002 – The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.

2003 – Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center were unveiled. One design would be selected and constructed at the site of the World Trade Center.

2004 – It was the worst brawl in NBA history. Ron Artest was suspended for 86 games (the rest of the season) and Stephen Jackson was suspended for 30 games in what was called the “Malice at the Palace”.

2004 – The movie “National Treasure” debuted in theaters.

2006 – Nintendo release their gaming console the “Wii”.

2007 – The Amazon Kindle was first released.

2007 – Michael Vick, the disgraced Atlanta Falcons quarterback, turns himself in to authorities in Richmond, VA, to begin serving his sentence for dog fighting charges.

2007 – More than 14 months after Daniel Smith dropped dead of an alleged drug overdose in his mother Anna Nicole Smith’s maternity room, the Bahamas finally launched its inquest into his death.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Larry King 1933 – Radio and TV host (TV’s “Larry King Live”)

Dick Cavett 1936 – TV host

Ted Turner 1938 – Founder of CNN and the Goodwill Games, owned the Atlanta Braves and operates a chain of restaurants.

Pete Moore 1939 – Singer, bass player, 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee (The Miracles)

Calvin Klein 1942 – Fashion designer

Robert Beltran 1953 – Actor (“Eating Raoul”, TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager”)

Kathleen Quinlan 1954 – Actress (“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”, “Apollo 13”, “Airport ’77”, “The Promise”, “The Runner Stumbles”, “Sunday Lovers”, “Sunset”, “Clara’s Heart”, “The Doors”, “Breakdown”, “Breach”)

Ann Curry 1956 – TV news journalist

Glynnis O’Connor 1956 – Actress (TV’s “Our Town”, “Sons and Daughters”, movies “Ode to Billy Joe”, “Jeremy”)

Terrence Connor Carson 1958 – Actor (TV’s “Living Single”)

Allison Janney 1959 – Actress (TV’s “Mom”, “The West Wing”, “Masters of Sex”, movies “Juno”, “Hairspray”, “The Hours”, “American Beauty”)

Matt Sorum 1960 – Musician (The Cult, Guns ‘N’ Roses)

Meg Ryan 1961 – Actress (“The Women”, “Kate and Leopold”, “Proof of Life”, “City of Angels”, “You’ve Got Mail”, “French Kiss”, “When a Man Loves a Woman”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “In the Cut”)

Jodie Foster 1962 Actress, director (“The Silence of the Lambs”, “The Accused”, “Nell”, “Taxi Driver”, “The Brave One”, “Inside Man”, “Flightplan”, “The Panic Room”, “Contact”, “Freaky Friday”, “Foxes”, “Elysium”, “Bugsy Malone”)

Terry Farrell 1963 – Actress (TV’s “Becker”, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”)

Jason Scott Lee 1966 – Actor (“Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, “The Jungle Book”)

Erika Alexander 1969 – Actress (TV’s “Living Single”, “The Cosby Show”)

Tony Rich 1971 – Singer (“Nobody Knows”)

Kerri Strug 1977 – Olympic gymnast

Adam Driver 1983 – Actor (TV’s “Girls”, movies “This Is Where I Leave You”, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”, “J. Edgar”)

 

TODAY IS:

Guinness World Record Day

Have A Bad Day Day

International Men’s Day

World Toilet Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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