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Today In History

Here is what happened
on Monday - November 19th...

History,  n.  One darn thing after another.


      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

1600King Charles I of England. Lost his head over some nasty republicans
      Today, this person is/would be 418 years old.
1752George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in the Revolutionary War.
      Today, this person is/would be 266 years old.
1831James A. Garfield, 20th US President, served only from March 4 to September 19, 1881. (Well, it was fun while it lasted.)
      Today, this person is/would be 187 years old.
1905Tommy Dorsey, 1940s big bandleader in the US.
      Today, this person is/would be 113 years old.
1917Indira Gandhi, former prime minister of India.
      Today, this person is/would be 101 years old.
1933Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, aka Larry King, US TV talk show host.
      Today, this person is/would be 85 years old.
1936Dick Cavett, US actor and TV host.
      Today, this person is/would be 82 years old.
1938Ted Turner, US media mogul.
      Today, this person is/would be 80 years old.
1942Calvin Klein, fasion designer.
      Today, this person is/would be 76 years old.
1961Margret Hyra, actress, - aka Meg Ryan.
      Today, this person is/would be 57 years old.
1962Jodi Foster, actress, director, producer.
      Today, this person is/would be 56 years old.


      Events On This Day In History...

1493Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico. Dear old Chris never did find India.
1794An American diplomat, John Jay, oversees the signing of Jay’s Treaty between the U.S. and Britain. It promises British evacuation of the Ohio Valley forts and marks the beginning of international arbitration to settle boundary disputes. That lasted until the War of 1812, which was a war over the international boundary between Canada and the United States.
1850The first life insurance policy is issued to a woman. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.
1863US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1893The first newspaper colour supplement is published in the Sunday New York World.
1895The pencil is patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell. (The patent was written up in ink, however.)
1903Carrie Nation attempts to make her celebrated speech in the US Senate and later tries to sell replicas of the hatchet.
1959But it did seem like a nice idea at the time. Ford Motor Co. announces it is ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.
1965The Pop-Tart is invented. Junk-food enthusiasts book appointments with their dentists.
1970Hafiz al-Assad seizes power in Syria and appoints himself dictator, a position he holds for the rest of his life, some twenty-odd years.
1977Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
1990The Cold War comes to an end during a summit in Paris as leaders of NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe, vastly reducing their military arsenals.
1998The US House of Representatives begins impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton, making Clinton the third president to face an impeachment inquiry - the other two being of President Andrew Johnson in 1868 and President Richard Nixon in 1974.

      And Don't Forget...

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