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Monday 19 November 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Day of Discovery of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
  • Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Events

  • 2010 – The first of four explosions takes place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand; 29 people are killed in the nation's worst mining disaster since 1914.
  • 1999 – Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • 1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 1994 – In the United Kingdom, the first National Lottery draw is held. A £1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.
  • 1985 – Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
  • 1985 – Pennzoil wins a US$10.53 billion judgment against Texaco, in the largest civil verdict in the history of the United States, stemming from Texaco executing a contract to buy Getty Oil after Pennzoil had entered into an unsigned, yet still binding, buyout contract with Getty.
  • 1979 – Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
  • 1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
  • 1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 1794 – The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1493 – Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).

Births

  • 1990 – John Moore, American ice hockey player
  • 1990 – Marquise Goodwin, American football player
  • 1989 – Tyga, American rapper
  • 1988 – Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Jeannie Ortega, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1986 – Veronica Scott, American fashion designer, co-founded Fuchsia Clothing
  • 1985 – Alex Mack, American football player
  • 1984 – Brittany Maynard, American activist (d. 2014)
  • 1983 – Adam Driver, American actor
  • 1981 – Marcus Banks, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Courtney Anderson, American football player
  • 1980 – Otis Grigsby, American football player
  • 1979 – John-Ford Griffin, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Keith Buckley, American singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Larry Johnson, American football player
  • 1979 – Ryan Howard, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Dries Buytaert, Belgian computer programmer, founded Acquia
  • 1977 – Kerri Strug, American gymnast and runner
  • 1976 – Jack Dorsey, American businessman, co-founded Twitter
  • 1975 – Toby Bailey, American basketball player and agent
  • 1973 – Billy Currington, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Django Haskins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1972 – Sandrine Holt, English-American model and actress
  • 1971 – Alice Peacock, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Jeremy McGrath, American motorcycle racer
  • 1971 – Tony Rich, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1969 – Erika Alexander, American actress and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Randi Kaye, American journalist
  • 1966 – Gail Devers, American sprinter and hurdler
  • 1966 – Jason Scott Lee, American actor and martial artist
  • 1966 – Rocco DiSpirito, American chef and author
  • 1966 – Shmuley Boteach, American rabbi and author
  • 1965 – Paul Weitz, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and playwright
  • 1964 – Crystal Waters, American singer-songwriter
  • 1964 – Eric Musselman, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964 – Fred Diamond, American-English mathematician and academic
  • 1964 – Nicholas Patrick, English-American engineer and astronaut
  • 1964 – Shawn Holman, American baseball pitcher
  • 1964 – Vincent Herring, American saxophonist and flute player
  • 1963 – Jon Potter, English-American field hockey player
  • 1963 – Terry Farrell, American actress
  • 1962 – Jodie Foster, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1962 – Sean Parnell, American lawyer and politician, 12th Governor of Alaska
  • 1961 – Jim L. Mora, American football player and coach
  • 1961 – Meg Ryan, American actress and producer
  • 1960 – Matt Sorum, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1960 – Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)
  • 1959 – Allison Janney, American actress
  • 1959 – Jo Bonner, American U.S. Representative for Alabama's 1st congressional district
  • 1959 – Robert Barron, American bishop, author, and theologian
  • 1958 – Annette Gordon-Reed, American historian, author, and academic
  • 1958 – Charlie Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Michael Wilbon, American sportscaster and journalist
  • 1958 – Terrence C. Carson, American actor and singer
  • 1956 – Ann Curry, Guamanian-American journalist
  • 1956 – Eileen Collins, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1956 – Glynnis O'Connor, American actress
  • 1955 – Sam Hamm, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1954 – Kathleen Quinlan, American actress
  • 1953 – Alexander O'Neal, American R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1953 – Robert Beltran, American actor
  • 1952 – Stephen Soldz, American psychoanalyst and activist
  • 1949 – Ahmad Rashād, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1947 – Bob Boone, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947 – Lamar S. Smith, American lawyer and politician
  • 1945 – Bobby Tolan, American baseball player and manager
  • 1943 – Aurelio Monteagudo, Cuban-American baseball player and manager (d. 1990)
  • 1943 – Fred Lipsius, American saxophonist and educator
  • 1942 – Calvin Klein, American fashion designer, founded Calvin Klein Inc.
  • 1942 – Larry Gilbert, American golfer (d. 1998)
  • 1942 – Sharon Olds, American poet and academic
  • 1941 – Dan Haggerty, American actor and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1941 – Tommy Thompson, American captain and politician, 19th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • 1939 – Jane Mansbridge, American political scientist and academic
  • 1939 – Richard Zare, American chemist and academic
  • 1939 – Tom Harkin, American commander, lawyer, and politician
  • 1938 – Ted Turner, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Turner Broadcasting System
  • 1936 – Dick Cavett, American actor and talk show host
  • 1936 – Ray Collins, American singer (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1935 – Jack Welch, American engineer, businessman, and author
  • 1935 – Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-American biochemist and scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1933 – Jerry Sheindlin, American judge and author
  • 1933 – Larry King, American journalist and talk show host
  • 1932 – Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer (d. 2009)
  • 1929 – Norman Cantor, Canadian-American historian and scholar (d. 2004)
  • 1926 – Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2006)
  • 1923 – Louis D. Rubin, Jr., American author, critic, and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Peter Ruckman, American pastor and educator (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (d. 1993)
  • 1920 – Gene Tierney, American actress and singer (d. 1991)
  • 1915 – Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr., American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
  • 1912 – Bernard Joseph McLaughlin, American bishop (d. 2015)
  • 1912 – George Emil Palade, Romanian-American biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1912 – Robert Simpson, American meteorologist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1909 – Peter Drucker, Austrian-American theorist, educator, and author (d. 2005)
  • 1907 – Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)
  • 1905 – Eleanor Audley, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1905 – Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, composer and bandleader (The California Ramblers) (d. 1956)
  • 1904 – Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr., American murderer (d. 1971)
  • 1899 – Allen Tate, American poet and critic (d. 1979)
  • 1898 – Arthur R. von Hippel, German-American physicist and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1897 – Quentin Roosevelt, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1895 – Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • 1889 – Clifton Webb, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1966)
  • 1888 – José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban-American chess player and theologian (d. 1942)
  • 1887 – James B. Sumner, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1883 – Ned Sparks, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1957)
  • 1877 – Giuseppe Volpi, Italian businessman and politician, founded the Venice Film Festival (d. 1947)
  • 1862 – Billy Sunday, American baseball player and evangelist (d. 1935)
  • 1843 – C. X. Larrabee, American businessman (d. 1914)
  • 1831 – James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)
  • 1802 – Solomon Foot, American lawyer and politician (d. 1866)
  • 1752 – George Rogers Clark, American general (d. 1818)
  • 1722 – Benjamin Chew, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Allen E. Ertel, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Mal Whitfield, American runner and diplomat (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Mike Nichols, German-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Pete Harman, American businessman (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Richard A. Jensen, American theologian, author, and academic (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Babe Birrer, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (b. 1915)
  • 2013 – Dora Dougherty Strother, American pilot and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Warren Rudman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
  • 2011 – Ruth Stone, American poet and author (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Kevin DuBrow, American singer-songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2005 – Steve Belichick, American football player, coach and scout (b. 1919)
  • 2004 – Terry Melcher, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
  • 2004 – Trina Schart Hyman, American author and illustrator (b. 1939)
  • 1999 – Alexander Liberman, Russian-American artist and publisher (b. 1912)
  • 1998 – Alan J. Pakula, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1998 – Ted Fujita, Japanese-American meteorologist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 1992 – Bobby Russell, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 1992 – Diane Varsi, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1991 – Reggie Nalder, Austrian-American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1989 – Grant Adcox, American race car driver (b. 1950)
  • 1988 – Christina Onassis, American-Greek businesswoman (b. 1950)
  • 1988 – Peggy Parish, American author (b. 1927)
  • 1985 – Stepin Fetchit, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1907)
  • 1976 – Basil Spence, Indian-Scottish architect and academic, designed the Coventry Cathedral (b. 1907)
  • 1975 – Roger D. Branigin, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Governor of Indiana (b. 1902)
  • 1974 – George Brunies, American trombonist (b. 1902)
  • 1974 – Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (b. 1928)
  • 1970 – Lewis Sargent, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1967 – Charles J. Watters, American priest and soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • 1963 – Henry B. Richardson, American archer (b. 1889)
  • 1960 – Phyllis Haver, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1956 – Francis L. Sullivan, English-American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1955 – Marquis James, American journalist and author (b. 1891)
  • 1924 – Thomas H. Ince, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1882)
  • 1918 – Joseph F. Smith, American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1838)
  • 1915 – Joe Hill, Swedish-born American labor activist (b. 1879)
  • 1897 – William Seymour Tyler, American historian and academic (b. 1810)
  • 1887 – Emma Lazarus, American poet (b. 1849)
  • 1850 – Richard Mentor Johnson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 9th Vice President of the United States (b. 1780)
  • 1772 – William Nelson, American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1711)
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