What Happened on November 19

Significant Events

  • 1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes
  • 1620 Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
  • 1805 Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west
  • 1863 US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score & seven years ago..."
  • 1942 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
  • 1969 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad & Alan Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on the Moon
  • 1985 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
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Did You Know?

American inventor Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil

On November 19, 1895

Famous Weddings

  • 1834 US President Franklin Pierce (30) weds Jane Pierce (28) in Amherst, New Hampshire
  • 1923 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (56) weds artist Maude Noel
  • 1939 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco
  • 1954 Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles
  • 1986 Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

Famous Divorces

  • 2004 Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage
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