Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2016 with 42 to follow.
The moon is waning. The morning star is Jupiter. The evening stars are Mercury, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include English King Charles I in 1600; U.S. frontier military leader George Rogers Clark in 1752; James Abram Garfield, 20th president of the United States, in 1831; baseball player and religious revivalist Billy Sunday in 1862; explorer Hiram Bingham, discoverer of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, in 1875; bandleader Tommy Dorsey in 1905; Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1917; actors Clifton Webb in 1889, Alan Young in 1919 and Gene Tierney in 1920; baseball Hall of Fame member Roy Campanella in 1921; former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick in 1926; talk show host Larry King in 1933 (age 83); business executive Jack Welch in 1935 (age 81); entertainer Dick Cavett in 1936 (age 80); entrepreneur Ted Turner in 1938 (age 78); fashion designer Calvin Klein in 1942 (age 74); actor Kathleen Quinlan in 1954 (age 62); Eileen Collins, first female space shuttle commander, television personality Ann Curry and actor Glynnis O'Connor, all in 1956 (age 60); actors Allison Janney in 1959 (age 57), Meg Ryan in 1961 (age 55), Jodie Foster in 1962 (age 54) and Terry Farrell in 1963 (age 53); Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug in 1977 (age 39); and the McCaughey septuplets of Iowa in 1997 (age 19).
On this date in history:
In 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on a Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
In 1932, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow carried out the first of their series of bank robberies. The notorious gangsters would meet their end just four years later.
In 1939, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for his presidential library at Hyde Park, N.Y.
In 1954, the first automatic toll collection machine went into service at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway.
In 1969, Apollo 12 landed on the moon. Astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean become the third and fourth humans to walk the on the moon.
In 1997, Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to septuplets in Des Moines, Iowa, the first time seven babies had been born and survived.
In 2002, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to create a Cabinet-level Homeland Security Department in the largest government reorganization in more than 50 years.
In 2005, Prince Albert II formally became ruler of Monaco, assuming the throne of his late father, Prince Rainier.
In 2008, data on housing and prices sent U.S. stock markets plunging. The Dow Jones industrial average fell to a six-year low, dropping 5.1 percent to 7,997.28.
In 2012, a remodeled version of a controversial 16-foot-tall bronze statue of Pope John Paul II was unveiled at Rome's Termini Station. The statue was given a new look after complaints from the public that the original was ugly, an "eyesore" that didn't look like John Paul, who died in 2005.
In 2013, British biochemist Frederick Sanger, a two-time Nobel Prize winner (1958 and 1980), died at the age of 95.
A thought for the day: "You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans." -- Ronald Reagan