Nov 19: Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World

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Bengaluru, Nov 19: Today is Wednesday, November 19, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:

1863: Late US president Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg fought during the American Civil War.


1897: Great fire on London breaks out.

1905: Steamer Hilda sinks in the English Channel, 100 die.

1915: The Allied Powers ask China to join the fight against the Central Powers in the First World War.

1917: India's third prime minister Indira Gandhi is born in Allahabad.

1923: Music composer Salil Chowdhury was born in West Bengal.

1926: Leon Trotsky expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union. 1942 Soviet forces take the offensive at Stalingrad.

1928: Wrestler-actor Dara Singh is born.

1951: Bollywood actor Zeenat Aman is born in Mumbai (then Bombay).

1969: Apollo 12 reaches the moon.

1975: Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen was born in Hyderabad.

1985: US President Ronald Reagan and USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.

1990: Pop duo Milli Vanilli stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not contribute to their award-winning Girl You Know Its True album.

1994: Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai was crowned as the Miss World.

1998: US House of Representatives begins impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton.

2010: Mining disaster in New Zealand killing 29.

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