Today is Thursday, November 19th. It’s International Men’s Day, World Toilet Day, World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Great American Smokeout, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, National Macchiato Day, Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day, National Play Monopoly Day, National Camp Day, Equal Opportunity Day, American Made Matters Day, Use Less Stuff Day, National Blow Bagpipes Day, Have A Bad Day Day and Gettysburg Address Day
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Today is the day that…
— in 1620, The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod
— in 1805, The Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean
— in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address
— in 1872, E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first “calculator,” an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals
— in 1911, New York receives the first Marconi wireless radio transmission from Italy
— in 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt announces the sixth War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion in war bonds to help pay for the war effort
— in 1954, While driving from Vegas to Los Angeles, Sammy Davis, Jr. crashes into another car on Route 66 in San Bernardino, California, and three days later, permanently loses use of his left eye.
— in 1959, Rocky and Bullwinkle premiered on NBC-TV
— also in 1959, Ford announced it was halting production of the Edsel
— in 1965, Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries are created
— in 1975, the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is released, starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher
— in 1979, Frank Zappa’s one and only rock opera, Joe’s Garage, is released
— also in 1979, Loverboy plays their first ever concert, opening for Kiss at The Coliseum in Vancouver
— in 1980, CBS TV bans a Calvin Klein jeans commercial featuring Brooke Shields
— in 1982, Led Zeppelin release their final studio album, Coda, a collection of unused songs recorded before drummer John Bonham died in 1980
— in 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time
— in 1990, Milli Vanilli was stripped of its Grammy Award after it was revealed that neither of them sang on the group’s records
— in 1992, Linda Ronstadt appears on the famous “Mr. Plow” episode of The Simpsons, where she appears in a commercial for Homer’s rival, Plow King (Barney Gumble)
— in 1995, The first installment of The Beatles Anthology documentary airs on ABC
— in 1997, Des Moines, Iowa’s Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to septuplets
— in 1998, The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton
— in 2002, Michael Jackson appeared outside his Berlin hotel where he briefly held his youngest child, Prince Michael II, over a fourth-floor balcony as dozens of fans watched below
— in 2004, Malice at the Palace: during a Pacers-Pistons game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Pacers stars Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson charged into the stands and brawled with Pistons fans. After the game, the NBA suspended nine players for a total of 146 games. Five players were charged with assault, and eventually sentenced to a year of probation and community service. Five fans also faced assault charges and were banned from attending Pistons home games for life.
— in 2006, The Nintendo Wii game console first went on sale
— in 2007, Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick turned himself in to authorities to begin serving his jail sentence for dogfighting
— in 2007, Amazon.com introduced the Kindle e-book reader
— also in 2007, Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow dies of a presumed accidental cocaine overdose at the age of 52. He is found in his Las Vegas home six days later.
— in 2010, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” the seventh film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, is released worldwide
— and in 2017, cult leader Charles Manson died in prison at the age of 83
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