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Notable Historical Events for November 19th

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

1953US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

1990Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

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

1850Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

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.

1940Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler

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

1932Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor

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Notable Birthdays on November 19th

1930Kurt Nielsen, Copenhagen, Danish tennis player

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

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on November 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on November 19th

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

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

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