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 The 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 Abraham 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

Would You Believe?

McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.

On November 19, 1997

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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