November 19: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1863 - American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
- 1946 - Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.
- 1955 - National Review publishes its first issue.
- 1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
- 1969 - Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
- Famous Birthdays: Ferdinand de Lesseps (French diplomat and engineer, developed the Suez Canal), James A. Garfield (American politician, 20th President of the United States), Georg Hermann Quincke (German physicist), George Emil Palade (Romanian biologist, Nobel Prize laureate), George Emil Palade (Romanian biologist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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