11/19/2020 12:43:00 PM Today In History - November 19
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1620 the Mayflower reached Cape Cod and explored the coast; in 1861 Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper; and in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1530 - Augsburg] Emperor Karel I enables Edict of Worms
1620 - Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
1805 - Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross continent
1850 - Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth
1861 - Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper
1863 - US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score and seven years ago..."
1872 - E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first 'calculator', an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals
1911 - NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1916 - Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).
1919 - US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
1944 - World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
1969 - Apollo 12's Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon
1985 - US President Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
1998 - Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.
1998 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1600 - Charles I, King of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament
1831 - James A Garfield, Ohio, gen/(R) 20th President US (March 4-Sept 19, 1881)
1862 - Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)
1889 - Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], Indianapolis, Indiana, American actor (Laura)
1961 - Meg Ryan, Bethel Ct, actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns)
1962 - Jodie Foster, Bronx NYC, Child actress who grew up to star as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. She received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of a child prostitute in the 1976 film Taxi Driver.
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
1988 - LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays
1999 - Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas
2005 - Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California
2005 - "Corner Gas" actor Brent Butt (39) weds actress Nancy Robertson (34) at Vancouver's Cin Cin Ristorante
2005 - "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
2005 - Indianapolis 500 racer Danica Patrick (23) weds physical therapist Paul Hospenthal in Scottsdale, Arizona
2004 - Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage.
498 - Anastasius II, Pope (496-8) dies. Referred to by Dante in his Inferno XI, 8-9
1828 - Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Die schöne Müllerin), dies at 31 from typhoid fever
1887 - Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38
1988 - Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
1991 - Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
1992 - Bobby Russell, song writer (Honey, Little Green Apples), dies at 52
1992 - Diane Varsi, actress (Allison-Peyton Place, Bloody Mama), dies at 54