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Notable Historical Events for November 19th

1980CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

1962Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

1932Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor

1944World 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.

1983Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

1942Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"

1976George Harrison releases "This Song"

1940Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler

1979Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

1916Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

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Notable Birthdays on November 19th

1831James A Garfield, Ohio, gen/(R) 20th Pres (March 4-Sept 19, 1881)

1600Charles I, King of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament

1921Roy Campanella, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55)

1942Calvin Klein, Bronx, NY, fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK)

1920Gene Tierney, Brooklyn, New York, American actress (Laura, Ghost & Mrs Muir)

1930Kurt Nielsen, Copenhagen, Danish tennis player

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Notable Weddings on November 19th

1923Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (56) weds artist Maude Noel

1834US President Franklin Pierce (30) weds Jane Pierce (28) in Amherst, New Hampshire

1939Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

2005Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California

1986Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

1999Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

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Notable Deaths on November 19th

1887Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

1828Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Die schöne Müllerin), dies at 31 from typhoid fever

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