Today is Saturday, November 19, the 323rd day of 2022. There are 42 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in history:
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
In 1831, the 20th President of the United States, James Garfield, was born in Orange Township, Ohio.
In 1919, the Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) by a vote of 55 to 39, short of the two-thirds majority required for ratification.
In 1942, during World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don Front.
In 1959, Ford Motor Co. announced that it was stopping production of the unpopular Edsel.
In 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second manned landing on the Moon.
In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
In 1997, Iowa seamstress Bobbi McCaughey (mihk-KOY’) gave birth to the world’s first surviving set of septuplets, four boys and three girls.
In 2004, in one of the worst brawls in American sports history, Ron Artest (now known as Metta Sandiford-Artest) and Stephen Jackson of the Indiana Pacers charged into the stands and fought with Detroit fans Pistons, forcing officials to end the Pacers. Victory by 97-82 with 45.9 seconds to play.
In 2007, in Pakistan, a Supreme Court handpicked by President General Pervez Musharraf (pur-VEHZ’ moo-SHAH’-ruhv) dismissed legal challenges to his continued rule.
In 2010, President Barack Obama, attending a NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, secured an agreement to build an anti-missile shield over Europe, a victory that risked further aggravating Russia.
In 2020, Georgia’s top election official released the results of a recount confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow lead over President Donald Trump in the state. With the coronavirus out of control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pleaded with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people outside their home.
Ten years ago: President Barack Obama became the first US chief executive to visit Myanmar, where he promised more US aid if the Asian nation continued to build its fledgling democracy. Former US Senator Warren B. Rudman Dies at 82; the New Hampshire Republican co-authored a groundbreaking budget balancing act.
Five years ago: Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader behind the gruesome murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles in 1969, died in a California hospital at the age of 83 after nearly half a century in prison . State media and a monitoring group in Syria reported that pro-government forces had defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in the country. Country music star Mel Tillis has died in Florida at the age of 85. Actor and singer Della Reese died at 86 at her home in Los Angeles.
One year ago: Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in the shooting deaths of two men and the wounding of a third during a night of protests over the officer-involved shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake of white police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. in the summer of 2020. The Denver suburb of Aurora agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the parents of Elijah McClain, a black man who died after suburban Denver police stopped him on the street and I placed it around my neck.
Birthdays today: Dick Cavett, talk show host, is 86. Broadcasting and sports magnate Ted Turner is 84. Former Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is 83 years old. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson is 81. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 80 years old. Sports presenter Ahmad Rashad is 73 years old. Actor Robert Beltran is 69. Actor Kathleen Quinlan is 68. Actor Glynnis O’Connor is 67 years old. Broadcast journalist Ann Curry is 66. Former NASA astronaut Eileen Collins is 66 years old. Actor Allison Janney is 63 years old. Rock musician Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) is 62 years old. Actor Meg Ryan is 61. Actor/director Jodie Foster is 60. Actor Terry Farrell is 59. TV chef Rocco DiSpirito is 56. Actor Jason Scott Lee is 56. Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers is 56 years old. Actor Erika Alexander is 53 years old. Rock musician Travis McNabb is 53 years old. Singer Tony Rich is 51 years old. Actor Sandrine Holt is 50 years old. Country singer Billy Currington is 49 years old. Dancer and choreographer Savion Glover is 49 years old. R&B singer Tamika Scott (Xscape) is 47 years old. R&B singer Lil’ Mo is 45 years old. Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug, gold medalist, is 45 years old. Actor Reid Scott is 45 years old. Film director Barry Jenkins (Movie: “Moonlight”) is 43. Actor Katherine Kelly is 43. Actor Adam Driver is 39. Country singer Cam is 38. Actor Samantha Futerman is 43. 35. NHL forward Patrick Kane is 34. Rapper Tyga is 33.