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...
|1600||King Charles I of England. Lost his head over some nasty republicans
Today, this person is/would be 418 years old.
|1752||George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in the Revolutionary War.
Today, this person is/would be 266 years old.
|1831||James 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.
|1905||Tommy Dorsey, 1940s big bandleader in the US.
Today, this person is/would be 113 years old.
|1917||Indira Gandhi, former prime minister of India.
Today, this person is/would be 101 years old.
|1933||Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, aka Larry King, US TV talk show host.
Today, this person is/would be 85 years old.
|1936||Dick Cavett, US actor and TV host.
Today, this person is/would be 82 years old.
|1938||Ted Turner, US media mogul.
Today, this person is/would be 80 years old.
|1942||Calvin Klein, fasion designer.
Today, this person is/would be 76 years old.
|1961||Margret Hyra, actress, - aka Meg Ryan.
Today, this person is/would be 57 years old.
|1962||Jodi Foster, actress, director, producer.
Today, this person is/would be 56 years old.
Events On This Day In History...
|1493||Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico. Dear old Chris never did find India.|
|1794||An 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.|
|1850||The first life insurance policy is issued to a woman. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.|
|1863||US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania. |
|1893||The first newspaper colour supplement is published in the Sunday New York World.|
|1895||The pencil is patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell. (The patent was written up in ink, however.)|
|1903||Carrie Nation attempts to make her celebrated speech in the US Senate and later tries to sell replicas of the hatchet. |
|1959||But it did seem like a nice idea at the time. Ford Motor Co. announces it is ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.|
|1965||The Pop-Tart is invented. Junk-food enthusiasts book appointments with their dentists.|
|1970||Hafiz al-Assad seizes power in Syria and appoints himself dictator, a position he holds for the rest of his life, some twenty-odd years.|
|1977||Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to visit Israel.|
|1990||The 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.|
|1998||The 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...