Saturday, November 19, 2016
History for November 19 - On-This-Day.com
James Garfield (U.S.) 1831, Tommy Dorsey 1905, Indira Gandhi 1917
Larry King 1933, Dick Cavett 1936, Ted Turner 1938
1794 - Britain's King George III signed the Jay Treaty. It resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1895 - The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell.
1928 - "Time" magazine presented its cover in color for the first time. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito.
1959 - Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.
1970 - Hafiz al-Assad seized power in Syria.
1998 - The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.
2007 - The Amazon Kindle was first released.