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.