Thursday, November 19, 2015

Today in History: Thursday, November 19, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania. (At right is the only known photograph of Lincoln, circled, at Gettysburg.) 
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On this date in:
1831James A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, was born in Orange, Ohio.
1917Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born in Allahabad.
1919The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles.
1942Russian forces launched a winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front during World War II.
1959Ford Motor Co. announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.
1969Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
1977Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
1985President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began a summit in Geneva.
AP Photo/White House
1990The pop duo Milli Vanilli was stripped of its Grammy Award after it was revealed that neither performer sang on the group's records.
1998Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr laid out his evidence against President Bill Clinton during a daylong appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
2001President George W. Bush signed legislation to put airport baggage screeners on the federal payroll.
2001Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the first baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player awards.
2006The Wii, the Nintendo Co.'s game console, first went on sale. Inc. introduced the Kindle, an electronic book-reading device.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
HOMO Actress Jodie Foster turns 53 years old today.
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg
Alan YoungActor ("Mister Ed")96
Larry KingTalk show host82
Dick CavettTalk show host79
Ted TurnerBroadcasting and sports mogul77
Tom HarkinU.S. senator, D-Iowa76
Tommy ThompsonFormer cabinet member, Wisconsin governor74
Calvin KleinFashion designer73
Ahmad RashadFootball player, sportscaster66
Glynnis O'ConnorActress60
Allison JanneyActress ("The West Wing")56
Meg RyanActress54
Rocco DiSpiritoTV chef49
Sandrine HoltActress43
Ryan HowardBaseball player36
Adam DriverActor ("Girls")32
Broadcast journalist Ann Curry ("Today") turns 59 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
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