On this Day in History, November 19

History is rich in content and highly educative, and that’s why it’s important to stay informed on the things that happened in the past.

November 19 of different years is part of history, here’s why:

  • 1794 – Britain’s King George III signed the Jay Treaty.
  • 1831 – James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was born.
  • 1850 – The 9th Vice President of the United States, Richard Mentor Johnson, died.
  • 1952Spain joined UNESCO.
  • 1917 – Indira Gandhi, 3rd Prime Minister of India, died.
  • 1959Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.
  • 1981 – U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.
  • 1984 – Liquid gas tank in Mexico City exploded, killing 334 people.
  • 1985 – U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
  • 1970 – Hafiz al-Assad seized power in Syria.
  • 1970 – The U.S. performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1971Disney World’s Fort Wilderness opened.
  • 1972 – Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin was arrested in Dublin.
  • 1977 – Libya dropped its diplomatic relations with Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 1998 – The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.
  • 2001 – American President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history.
  • 2002 – The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.
  • 2017 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refused to resign in a TV speech after being ousted as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party.


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