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Notable Historical Events for November 19th

1911NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

1976George Harrison releases "This Song"

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

1983Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

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

1998Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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

1953US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

1951Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday

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

November 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 19th

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

1930Kurt Nielsen, Copenhagen, Danish tennis player

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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