November 19, Lincoln speaks at Gettysburg

Today is Saturday, November 19th, the 323rd day of 2022. There are 42 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Civil War battlefield.

On this date:

In 1831, the 20th President of the United States, James Garfield, was born in Orange Township, Ohio.

In 1919 the Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) by 55 votes to 39, just short of the two-thirds majority required for ratification.

In 1942, during World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don Front.

In 1959, Ford Motor Co. announced that it would end production of the unpopular Edsel.

In 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean landed manned on the moon for the second time.

In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.

In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time when they began their Summit in Geneva.

In 1997, Bobbi McCaughey (mihk-KOY’), an Iowa seamstress, gave birth to the world’s first surviving septuplets, four boys and three girls.

In 2004, Indiana Pacers’ Ron Artest (now known as Metta Sandiford-Artest) and Stephen Jackson stormed into the stands and fought with Detroit Pistons fans in one of the worst brawls in US sports history, forcing the officials to end the Pacers. 97-82 win with 45.9 seconds remaining.

In 2007, a Supreme Court in Pakistan handpicked by President General Pervez Musharraf (pur-VEHZ’ moo-SHAH’-ruhv) dismissed legal challenges to his continued rule.

In 2010, at a NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, President Barack Obama won an agreement to build a missile shield over Europe, a victory that threatened to further anger Russia.

In 2020, Georgia’s top election official released the results of a handwritten ballot count that confirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow lead over President Donald Trump in the state. As the coronavirus spiraled out of control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Americans not to travel on Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with anyone outside of their household.

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama became the first US leader to visit Myanmar, where he promised more American aid if the Asian nation continued to build its new democracy. Former US Senator Warren B. Rudman died at the age of 82; the New Hampshire Republican co-authored a landmark budget balancing act.

Five years ago: Charles Manson, the leader of the hippie cults behind the gruesome murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles in 1969, died in a California hospital at the age of 83 after nearly half a century in prison. State media and a surveillance group in Syria reported that pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in the country. Longtime country music star Mel Tillis has died in Florida at the age of 85. Actress and singer Della Reese died at her home near Los Angeles at the age of 86.

A year ago: Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges of shooting dead two men and wounding a third during a night of protests over the shooting dead of a black man, Jacob Blake, by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. in the summer of 2020. Aurora, a Denver suburb, agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the parents of Elijah McClain, a black man who died after suburban police officers arrested him pulled over by Denver on the street and put in a neck hold.

Birthdays today: Talk show host Dick Cavett is 86. Broadcasting and sports mogul Ted Turner is 84. Former Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is 83. Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson is 81. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 80. Sports reporter Ahmad Rashad is 73. Actor Robert Beltran is 69. Actress Kathleen Quinlan is 68. Actress Glynnis O’Connor is 67. Broadcast journalist Ann Curry is 66. Former NASA astronaut Eileen Collins is 66. Actress Allison Janney is 63. Rock musician Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) is 62. Actress Meg Ryan is 61. Actor-director Jodie Foster is 60. Actor Terry Farrell is 59. TV chef Rocco DiSpirito is 56. Actor Jason Scott Lee is 56. Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers is 56. Actress Erika Alexander is 53. Rock musician Travis McNabb is 53. Singer Tony Rich is 51. Actress S andrine Holt is 50. Country singer Billy Currington is 49. Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover is 49. R&B singer Tamika Scott (Xscape) is 47. R&B singer Lil’ Mo is 45. Olympic Gold medalist gymnast Kerri Strug is 45. Actor Reid Scott is 45. Film director Barry Jenkins (Movie: “Moonlight”) is 43. Actress Katherine Kelly is 43. Actor Adam Driver is 39. Country singer Cam is 38. Actress Samantha Futerman is it’s 35. NHL forward Patrick Kane is 34. Rapper Tyga is 33.