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Notable Historical Events for November 19th

1850Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

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

1976George Harrison releases "This Song"

1953US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

1911NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

1493Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage

1962Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

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

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

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

November 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 19th Weddings
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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

November 19th Deaths
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