On This Day

What Happened on November 19

Important Events

  • 1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes
  • 1620 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
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Nov 19 in Film & TV

  • 1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers

Nov 19 in Music

  • 1990 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album

Nov 19 in Sport

  • 1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

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 Congressman and future US President Franklin Pierce (29) weds Jane Appleton (28) at her grandparents' home 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

Famous Divorces

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