This day in history

This day in history

Monday, Nov. 19, is the 324th day of 2012. There are 42 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Alan Young is 93. Talk show host Larry King is 79. Former General Electric chief executive Jack Welch is 77. Talk show host Dick Cavett is 76. Broadcasting and sports mogul Ted Turner is 74. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is 73. TV journalist Garrick Utley is 73. Actor Dan Haggerty is 71. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 70. Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is 63. Actress Allison Janney is 53. Actress Meg Ryan is 51. Actress-director Jodie Foster is 50. TV chef Rocco DiSpirito is 46. Gold medal runner Gail Devers is 46. Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover is 39. Gold medal gymnast Kerri Strug is 35.

In 1600, King Charles I of England was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.


In 1794, the United States and Britain signed Jay’s Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.

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In 1831, the 20th president, James Garfield, was born in Orange Township, Ohio.

In 1863, President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield.

In 1919, the Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles .

In 1959, Ford Motor Co. announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.


In 1969, Apollo 12’s Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second manned moon landing.

In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.

In 1985, President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.

In 1997, Bobbi McCaughey of Iowa gave birth to septuplets, four boys and three girls.