This Day in History

Today is Monday, November 19th, the 323rd day of the year.  There are 42 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the Civil War battlefield.

In 1954, Sammy Davis, Jr., was involved in a serious auto accident which resulted in the loss of sight in his left eye.  He called the accident the turning point of his career.

In 1959, the last Edsel rolled off the assembly line.  Ford Motor Company decided to stop production of the unpopular car.

In 1965, Kellogg's Pop Tarts were created.

In 1988, shipping heiress Christina Onassis died in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She was 37. 

In 1990, the duo Milli Vanilli was stripped of their 1989 Best New Artist Grammy after admitting they didn't sing on their album.

In 1996, Pamela Anderson filed for divorce after 21-months of marriage to Motley Cue drummer Tommy Lee.

In 1997, Iowa couple Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey welcomed their new additions to the family  --  seven babies.  Bobbi, who had been taking fertility drugs to get pregnant, gave birth to the world's only known set of living septuplets in Des Moines, Iowa  --  four boys and three girls.  The McCaugheys already had a two-year-old daughter.   

In 1998, movie director Alan Pakula died in a car accident in Long Island, New York at the age of 70. 

In 2004, in what was considered to be one of the worst brawls in the history of the NBA, things got out of hand between players and fans during a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Michigan. 

In 2014, reports spread that NBC pulled the plug on Bill Cosby's comeback sitcom after he faced multiple allegations of sexual assault.

In 2015, Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15-years behind bars after pleading guilty to sex crimes and child porn charges. 

In 2017, Notorious mass murderer Charles Manson died at a hospital in Bakersfield, California where his health had been deteriorating.  He was 83. 


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