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On This Day: November 19th

This is 323rd day of the year and 42 days remain in the year.

in history
1703
A masked man held prisoner in the Bastille in Paris died. His true identity was the cause of much intrigue, and his story became the basis of literary works by François Voltaire and Alexandre Dumas.
1863
Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa.
1977
Egyptian president Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
1985
Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time in Geneva.
1990
Milli Vanilli's Grammy award was rescinded after it was discovered they didn't do their own singing.
November 19 BirthdaysGeorge Clark1752–1818, American Revolutionary General
Larry KingTV personality
Allison Janneyactor
Jodie Fosteractor
Calvin Kleinfashion designer
Billy Sundayevangelist
James A. Garfield20th American President
Eileen Collinsastronaut
Meg Ryanactress
Ted Turnerbusiness executive
Indira Gandhipolitical leader
Yuan T. Leechemist



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