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Notable Historical Events for November 19th

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

1985US President Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time

1946Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours

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

1991Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

1998Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.

1942Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"

1976George Harrison releases "This Song"

1990Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

1975"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released

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Notable Birthdays on November 19th

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)

1961Meg Ryan, Bethel Ct, actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns)

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

1930Kurt Nielsen, Copenhagen, Danish tennis player

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Notable Weddings on November 19th

1954Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles

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

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

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

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

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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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