November 19, 1794 -- The US and Britain signed the Jay Treaty. It resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
November 19, 1831 -- James Garfield was born. He became the 20th president of the United States.
November 19, 1845 -- The first group of Mormon settlers to come to Texas arrived in Grayson County.
November 19, 1850 -- the first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.
November 19, 1854 -- In Washington County, TX - Sam Houston joined Independence Baptist Church and was baptized in Little Rocky Creek.
November 19, 1863 -- President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
November 19, 1893 -- the first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday New York
November 19, 1928 -- Time magazine presented its cover in color for the first time.
November 19, 1928 -- Marshall Ratliff was hanged for his part in the infamous "Santa Claus Bank Robbery" in which he robbed the First National Bank in Cisco, TX while wearing a Santa suit.
November 19, 1942 -- During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
November 19, 1954 -- 2 automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
November 19, 1954 -- Sammy Davis, Jr was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA. 3 days later, Davis lost the ability to see with his left eye.
November 19, 1959 -- Ford Motor Company announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.
November 19, 1966 -- Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers) announced his retirement from major league baseball.
November 19, 1969 -- Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
November 19, 1975 -- "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" debuts.
November 19, 1977 -- Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit.
November 19, 1979 -- Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball.
November 19, 1984 -- Almost 500 people died in a firestorm after a series of explosions at a Mexico City petroleum storage plant.
November 19, 1984 -- Dwight Gooden, 20 year old, of the New York Mets, became the youngest major league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League.
November 19, 1985 -- President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
November 19, 1997 -- In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey. It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive.
November 19, 1998 -- Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" sold at auction for more than $71 million.