Today is Thursday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2020 with 42 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, 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 87); business executive Jack Welch in 1935; entertainer Dick Cavett in 1936 (age 84); entrepreneur Ted Turner in 1936 (age 84); actor Dan Haggerty in 1942; fashion designer Calvin Klein in 1942 (age 78); actor Kathleen Quinlan in 1954 (age 66); Eileen Collins, first female space shuttle commander in 1956 (age 64); television personality Ann Curry in 1956 (age 64); actor Glynnis O'Connor in 1956 (age 64); screenwriter Charlie Kaufman in 1958 (age 62); actor Allison Janney in 1959 (age 61); actor Meg Ryan in 1961 (age 59); actor Jodie Foster in 1962 (age 58); actor Terry Farrell in 1963 (age 57); country singer Billy Currington in 1973 (age 47); entrepreneur Jack Dorsey in 1976 (age 44); Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug in 1977 (age 43); actor Adam Driver in 1983 (age 37); rapper Tyga, born Michael Ray Stevenson, in 1989 (age 31); Russian Olympic figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva in 1999 (age 21).
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 were 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 2018, Japanese authorities arrested Nissan Motors Chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he understated his income by about $44 million. He was removed from the board in 2019.
A thought for the day: "Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave." -- Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi