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Calendar for November 19th, 2012

Every Year

  • Discovery Day (Puerto Rico)

  • 1490s

  • 1493: Christopher Columbus first sighted Puerto Rico

  • 1750s

  • Born 1752: George Rogers Clark (military leader)

  • 1790s

  • 1794: Jay's Treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain signed

  • 1820s

  • Died 1828: Franz Schubert (composer)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1831: James Garfield (20th U.S. president)

  • 1860s

  • 1863: President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address

  • 1869: Hudson Bay Co. ceded territory to Canada

  • 1870s

  • 1873: "Boss" Tweed sentenced to 12 years in prison, New York City

  • 1880s

  • Died 1887: Emma Lazarus (poet)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1905: Tommy Dorsey (musician)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1921: Roy Campanella (baseball player)

  • 1928: Five-year old TIME magazine presented a cover portrait for the first time

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: Larry King (radio & television personality)

  • Born 1936: Dick Cavett (talk show host)

  • Born 1938: Ted Turner (businessman)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Calvin Klein (fashion designer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1956: Eileen Collins (astronaut)

  • 1957: Leonard Bernstein appointed Music Director of the New York Philharmonic

  • 1959: Ford Motor Co. discontinued the Edsel

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Meg Ryan (actress)

  • Born 1962: Jodie Foster (actress)

  • 1969: Pele, Brazilian soccer star, scores his 1000th goal, at Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janiero.

  • 1970s

  • Died 1976: Sir Basil Spence (architect)

  • 1990s

  • 1999: John Carpenter became the first contestant to win $1,000,000 on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

  • 2010s

  • Died 2014: Mike Nichols (director)


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