THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1911


This day in #history 1911
NOVEMBER 19th

1493 – Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2 nd voyage

1816 – Warsaw University is established .

1850 – Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

1952 – Spain joins UNESCO

1962 – Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet
weapons

1977 – Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt

1994 – Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India , crowned 44th Miss World

1999 – Shenzhou 1: The People’ s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft .

1999 – In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two -day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1831 – James A Garfield, Ohio, gen / (R ) 20 th Pres (March 4- Sept 19 , 1881)

1917 – Indira Gandhi , Allahabad India, Indian PM
(1966 -77, 1980- 84)

1942 – Calvin Klein, Bronx , NY , fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK )

FAMOUS DEATHS

1911 – Ramon Caceres , President (Dominican
Republic), murdered

1954 – Walter Bartley Wilson , founding member of
Cardiff City F. C. (b . 1870)

1992 – Dorothy Walker Bush , mother of President
George Bush , dies at 91

FAMOUS WEDDING

1986 – Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali ( 44) weds Yolanda Williams

2005 – Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28 )
weds music executive Jordan Bratman ( 32) under a
mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in
Rutherford, California

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