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Today in History - November 19th
1493 - On this day in history, Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico, on his second voyage.
1805 - Lewis & Clark reached Pacific Ocean --first European Americans to cross continent.
1850 - Alfred Tennyson became British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth.
1861 - Today in history, Julia Ward Howe wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
1863 - President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address, on this day in history.
1893 - The first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday New York World.
1916 - Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn, one of the most successful independent film makers of all time.
1928 - Today in history, TIME magazine published its cover in color for the first time.
1969 - Apollo 12 made man's second landing on the moon.
1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit.
1980 - On this day in history, CBS TV banned Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields.
1985 - President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time.
1997 - Septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey. It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive.
1998 - Today in history, the impeachment inquiry of President Bill Clinton began.
1998 - Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist without Beard" sold at auction for more than $71 million.
2001 - President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in the country's history.
2002 - On this day in history, the U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.
2003 - Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center were unveiled.
SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 19th
1895 - The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell.
1954 - Today in history, two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 19th
1968 - The Supremes performed at a Royal Variety Show with Queen Elizabeth in attendance.
1971 - Today in history, B.B. King marked his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.
1990 - Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album.
1995 - Bruce Springsteen's thirteenth album, "The Ghost of Tom Joad," was released.
1996 - On this day in history, Prince released the 3 CD set "Emancipation." The release was on his record label NPG Records.
1997 - The American premiere of Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" was played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra.
1998 - Today in history, Motley Crue's retail store, S'Crue, opened in Los Angeles.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 19th
James Garfield 1831
Tommy Dorsey 1905
Indira Gandhi 1917
Larry King 1933
Dick Cavett 1936
Ted Turner 1938
Calvin Klein 1942
Meg Ryan 1961
Jodie Foster 1962
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