Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2018 with 42 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
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 85); business executive Jack Welch in 1935 (age 83); entertainer Dick Cavett in 1936 (age 82); entrepreneur Ted Turner in 1936 (age 82); fashion designer Calvin Klein in 1942 (age 76); actor Kathleen Quinlan in 1954 (age 64); Eileen Collins, first female space shuttle commander in 1956 (age 62); television personality Ann Curry in 1956 (age 62); actor Glynnis O'Connor in 1956 (age 62); actor Allison Janney in 1959 (age 59); actor Meg Ryan in 1961 (age 57); actor Jodie Foster in 1962 (age 56); actor Terry Farrell in 1963 (age 55); country singer Billy Currington in 1973 (age 45); Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug in 1977 (age 41); actor Adam Driver in 1983 (age 35); rapper Tyga, born Michael Ray Stevenson, in 1989 (age 29); Russian Olympic figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva in 1999 (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 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.
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 2013, British biochemist Frederick Sanger, a two-time Nobel Prize winner (1958 and 1980), died at the age of 95.
In 2017, the president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, made his first public appearance since he was arrested in a military takeover. He agreed to resign.
A thought for the day: "Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." -- Bill Clinton