History of 19 November

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  • 1990 – NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.
  • 1993 – The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.
  • 1994 – The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia.
  • 1997 – In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey. It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive.
  • 1998 – The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.
  • 1998 – Vincent van Gogh’s “Portrait of the Artist Without Beard” sold at auction for more than $71 million.
  • 1998 – Michelle Lee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1999 – In Istanbul, Turkey, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded a two-day summit after adopting a new arms accord. During the conference, Russia was criticized for its military campaign against Chechnya’s separatist movement.
  • 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history.
  • 2002 – The oil tanker Prestige broke into two pieces and sank off northwest Spain. The tanker lost about 2 million gallons of fuel oil when it ruptured November 13th and was towed about 150 miles out to sea.
  • 2002 – The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.
  • 2003 – Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center were unveiled. One design would be built at the site of the World Trade Center.
  • 2007 – The Amazon Kindle was first released.
  • 2010 – The first of four explosions takes place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand. Twenty-nine people are killed in the nation’s worst mining disaster since 1914.
  • 2013 – A double suicide bombing at the Iranian embassy in Beirut kills 23 people and injures 160 others.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Marcus Banks, American basketball player
  • 1981 – André Lotterer, German racing driver
  • 1981 – Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, Argentine rugby player
  • 1981 – DJ Tukutz, South Korean DJ, producer, and songwriter
  • 1981 – Mark Wallace, Welsh-English cricketer
  • 1983 – Chandra Crawford, Canadian skier
  • 1983 – Adam Driver, American actor
  • 1983 – Daria Werbowy, Polish-Canadian model
  • 1984 – Dawid Kucharski, Polish footballer
  • 1984 – Brittany Maynard, American activist (d. 2014)
  • 1985 – Chris Eagles, English footballer
  • 1985 – Alex Mack, American football player
  • 1986 – Sam Betty, English rugby player
  • 1986 – Jeannie Ortega, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1986 – Michael Saunders, Canadian baseball player
  • 1986 – Jessicah Schipper, Australian swimmer
  • 1986 – Milan Smiljanić, Serbian footballer
  • 1987 – Sílvia Soler Espinosa, Spanish tennis player
  • 1988 – Timo Eichfuss, Estonian basketball player
  • 1988 – Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player
  • 1989 – John McCarthy, Australian footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1989 – Roman Sergeevich Trofimov, Russian ski jumper
  • 1989 – Tyga, American rapper
  • 1990 – Marquise Goodwin, American football player
  • 1990 – John Moore, American ice hockey player
  • 1990 – Benedikt Schmid, German footballer
  • 1991 – Marina Marković, Serbian basketball player
  • 1991 – Fabien Antunes, French footballer
  • 1992 – Cameron Bancroft, Australian cricketer
  • 1993 – Kerim Frei, Austrian footballer
  • 1993 – Suso, Spanish footballer
  • 1994 – Ibrahima Mbaye, Senegalese footballer
  • 1995 – Vanessa Axente, Hungarian model
  • 1999 – Evgenia Medvedeva, Russian figure skater[