UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

On Nov. 19, 2002, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to create a Cabinet-level Homeland Security Department.

By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
President George W. Bush shares a laugh with Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge on November 12, 2002, one week before Congress voted to create the Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security. Ridge became the first secretary of the department. File Photo by Michael Kleinfeld/UPI | License Photo

Today is Sunday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2016 with 42 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include English King Charles I in 1600; James Abram Garfield, 20th president of the United States, in 1831; explorer Hiram Bingham, discoverer of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, in 1875; Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1917; actor Gene Tierney in 1920; baseball Hall of Fame member Roy Campanella in 1921; talk show host Larry King in 1933 (age 84); business executive Jack Welch in 1935 (age 82); entertainer Dick Cavett in 1936 (age 81); entrepreneur Ted Turner in 1936 (age 81); fashion designer Calvin Klein in 1942 (age 75); actor Kathleen Quinlan in 1954 (age 63); Eileen Collins, first female space shuttle commander in 1956 (age 61); television personality Ann Curry in 1956 (age 61); actor Glynnis O'Connor in 1956 (age 61); actor Allison Janney in 1959 (age 58); actor Meg Ryan in 1961 (age 56); actor Jodie Foster in 1962 (age 55); actor Terry Farrell in 1963 (age 54); Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug in 1977 (age 40); actor Adam Driver in 1983 (age 34); rapper Tyga in 1989 (age 28).


On this date in history:

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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. During the ceremony, he taunted reporters with the suggestion he might run for a third term.

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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 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 1995, in a close presidential runoff election in Poland, former Communist Party leader Aleksander Kwasniewski defeated incumbent Lech Walesa.


In 1997, Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to septuplets in Des Moines, Iowa, the first time seven babies had been born and survived.

In 1998, impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton are initiated by the United States House of Representatives.

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

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