The Almanac for November 19, the 323rd day of 2019
UPI News Service, 11/19/2019
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2019 with 42 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include English King Charles I in 1600; James Abram Garfield, 20th president of the United States, in 1831; explorer Hiram Bingham, discoverer of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, in 1875; Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1917; actor Gene Tierney in 1920; baseball Hall of Fame member Roy Campanella in 1921; talk show host Larry King in 1933 (age 86); business executive Jack Welch in 1935 (age 84); entertainer Dick Cavett in 1936 (age 83); entrepreneur Ted Turner in 1936 (age 83); actor Dan Haggerty in 1942; fashion designer Calvin Klein in 1942 (age 77); actor Kathleen Quinlan in 1954 (age 65); Eileen Collins, first female space shuttle commander in 1956 (age 63); television personality Ann Curry in 1956 (age 63); actor Glynnis O'Connor in 1956 (age 63); screenwriter Charlie Kaufman in 1958 (age 61); actor Allison Janney in 1959 (age 60); actor Meg Ryan in 1961 (age 58); actor Jodie Foster in 1962 (age 57); actor Terry Farrell in 1963 (age 56); country singer Billy Currington in 1973 (age 46); entrepreneur Jack Dorsey in 1976 (age 43); Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug in 1977 (age 42); actor Adam Driver in 1983 (age 36); rapper Tyga, born Michael Ray Stevenson, in 1989 (age 30); Russian Olympic figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva in 1999 (age 20).
On this date in history:
In 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on a Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
In 1932, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow carried out the first of their series of bank robberies. The notorious gangsters would meet their end four years later.
In 1939, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for his presidential library at Hyde Park, N.Y. During the ceremony, he taunted reporters with the suggestion he might run for a third term.
In 1954, the first automatic toll collection machine went into service at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway.
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In 1969, Apollo 12 landed on the moon. Astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean become the third and fourth humans to walk the on the moon.
In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 1995, in a close presidential runoff election in Poland, former Communist Party leader Aleksander Kwasniewski defeated incumbent Lech Walesa.
In 1997, Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to septuplets in Des Moines, Iowa, the first time seven babies had been born and survived.
In 1998, impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton were initiated by the United States House of Representatives.
In 2002, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to create a Cabinet-level Homeland Security Department in the largest government reorganization in more than 50 years.
In 2005, Prince Albert II formally became ruler of Monaco, assuming the throne of his late father, Prince Rainier.
In 2018, Japanese authorities arrested Nissan Motors Chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he understated his income by about $44 million. He was removed from the board in 2019.
A thought for the day: "You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too." -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Roy Campanella
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