Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 19th

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461*St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1523*Clement VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1620*The Pilgrims reach Cape Cod.Ref: 2
1644*First Protestant ministry society in New England.Ref: 5
1794*The United States and Britain signed the Jay Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.Ref: 70
1850*The first life insurance policy issued to a woman is purchased by 36-year-old Carolyn Ingraham of Madison, New Jersey.Ref: 4
1869*Canadian Government purchases northwest territories from Hudson Bay Company.Ref: 10
1873*James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation.Ref: 2
1874*William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding the city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment.Ref: 5
1897*The Great "City Fire" in London.Ref: 2
1903*Carrie Nation attempts to address the Senate.Ref: 5
1910*Swedish Pentecostal missionaries Daniel Berg, 26, and Adolf Vingren, 31, arrived in Brazil. In 1918 they established the first Pentecostal church, from which grew Brazil's largest Protestant body, the Assemblies of God.Ref: 5
1911*New York receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.Ref: 2
1919*Zion National Park approved by CongressRef: 62
1923*The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures.Ref: 2
1926*Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1932*Halfback Joe Kershallo scored 71 points to lead West Liberty State College of WV to a staggering 127-0 win over Cedarville College, Ohio.Ref: 4
1946*First general conference of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation).Ref: 10
1949*Monaco held a coronation for its new ruler, Prince Rainier the Third, six months after he succeeded his grandfather, Prince Louis the Second.Ref: 5
1950*US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe.Ref: 26
1952*A North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH.Ref: 26
1952*Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe.Ref: 2
1954*Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. The nation’s first automatic toll collector accepted only correct change. One needed a quarter to activate the green light.Ref: 4
1959*The last Edsel rolled off the assembly line. Ford Motor Company stopped production of the big flop after two years and a total of 110,847 cars.Ref: 4
1961*The Third Assembly of the World Council of Churches convened at New Delhi, India, during which the International Missionary Council and its work was integrated into the larger ecumenical group.Ref: 5
1964*(Mississippi Burning) Klan member Horace Barnette confesses and describes actual shootings.Ref: 87
1968 Army coup seizes power in Mali.Ref: 5
1970*Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a California State Historical LandmarkRef: 5
1971 Fort Wilderness opens.Ref: 5
1971*More than 50,000 gallons of radioactive waste water was accidentally released into the Mississippi River when waste storage overflows at Monticello, Minn. ReactorRef: 62
1972*Dow Jones Industrial Average breaks 1,000 level for the first time.Ref: 10
1973*New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.Ref: 2
1976*(Patty Hearst) Patty Hearst is released from prison on $1.5 million bail.Ref: 2
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to visit Israel; addresses Knesset (Parliament) tomorrow.Ref: 70
1981*U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.Ref: 2
1985*President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.Ref: 70
1990*Greyhound files reorganization plan so they can be traded publicly.Ref: 5
1990*Iraq announces it will free all German hostages.Ref: 5
1990*Law on Peasant Farms allows kolkhozniks to own private farms.Ref: 89
1991*The U.S. House of Representatives sustained President Bush's veto of a bill that would have lifted his ban on federally financed abortion counseling.Ref: 64
1993*President Reagan meets with Chinese President Jiang Zemin. (XDG, p 4A, 11/19/2003)Ref: 83
1993*The US Senate approves a sweeping $22.3B anti-crime measure. (XDG, p 4A, 11/19/2003)Ref: 83
1994*First National Lottery draw in England.Ref: 5
1996*The United States vetoed U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali's bid for a second term. TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1998*Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr laid out his evidence against President Clinton during a daylong appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.Ref: 70
2000*President Clinton ended a historic visit to Vietnam.Ref: 64
2001*President Bush signed legislation to put airport baggage screeners on the federal payroll.Ref: 70
2002*USA Today reports on page 12A that a recently taped broadcast of Osama bin Laden is genuine, recent and unaltered. The tape provides no clues as to bin Laden's location or health.Ref: 13
2002*An oil tanker carrying 20 million gallons of fuel oil broke in two and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off northwest Spain. (XDG, p 4A, 11/19/2003)Ref: 83
2002*The US Senate, on a 90-9 vote, approves the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. (XDG, p 4A, 11/19/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Author, investigator Patricia Cornwall names Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942) as Jack the Ripper in her book "Portrait of a Killer". Her evidence is compelling but not conclusive according to USA Today, p 4D, 11/19/2002.Ref: 13
2002*UN weapons inspectors wrap up a two-day visit to Irag. (XDG, p 4A, 11/19/2003)Ref: 83
1493*Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage.Ref: 5
1895*Frederick E. Blaisdell of Philadelphia, PA patented what he called the paper pencil -- a paper-wrapped pencil with a string for revealing more lead, like those china markers you buy these days. (Thanks to David Cullen for help on this one.)Ref: 4
1947*200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar.Ref: 5
1969*Apollo 12 touches down on the moon. Charles Conrad, Jr., and Alan L. Bean become the third and fourth humans to walk on the surface of the moon.Ref: 3
1863*President Lincoln delivers a two minute Gettysburg Address at a ceremony dedicating the Battlefield as a National Cemetery.Ref: 4
1885 Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivinitza.Ref: 2
1915*The Allies ask China to join the entente against the Central Powers.Ref: 2
1919*The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 in favor, 39 against, short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification.Ref: 5
1940*The Canadian government approves initiation of mass production of war bacteria. 
1942*During World War Two, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front, taking the offensive at Stalingrad.Ref: 5
1879*National Assoc of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter.Ref: 5
1884*League secretary Nick Young replaces Abe Mills who resigned as NL president.Ref: 1
1906*London selected to host 1908 Olympics.Ref: 5
1939*Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship.Ref: 5
1951*Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday.Ref: 5
1960*James 'Mickey' Vernon will pilot the new Senators in the team's inaugural season.Ref: 1
1961*Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13).Ref: 5
1962*The Cardinals trade pitcher Don Cardwell and infielder Julio Gotay to the Pirates for shortstop Dick Groat and pitcher Diomedes Olivio.Ref: 1
1966*Six weeks before his 31st birthday, LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax, plagued by arthritis, announced his retirement from baseball. Koufax compiled a 12-season record of 165 wins, 87 losses and 2,396 strikeouts.Ref: 4
1968*Yankee pitcher Stan Bahnsen (17-12, 2.05, 162) is named AL Rookie of the Year.Ref: 1
1969*Soccer great Pelé scores 1,000th goal in his 909th first class soccer match at Maracana Stadium, Rio.Ref: 10
1975*In a landslide vote, Joe Morgan (.327, 17, 94) is overwhelming elected the NL MVP. The Reds' second baseman had a league-leading on-base percentage of .419.Ref: 1
1976*Connie (Cornelius) Hawkins Basketball Hall of Famer: Pittsburgh Rens, Harlem Globetrotters, Pittsburgh Pipers, LA Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, has his jersey retired by the Phoenix Suns.Ref: 4
1977*Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders.Ref: 5
1979*Former Angel Nolan Ryan becomes the first free agent to sign a million dollars per year contract with a new team. The 'Ryan Express' will post a 106-94 record for the Astros.Ref: 1
1984*20-year-old Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets became the youngest major-league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League. The Mets pitcher led the majors with 276 strikeouts.Ref: 4
1986*Phillies' third baseman Mike Schmidt (.290, 37,119) joins Roy Campanella and Stan Musial becoming only the third player in NL history to win the MVP three times.Ref: 1
1989*US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifying for the 1990 world soccer cup finals. It was US' first qualification since 1950.Ref: 5
1990*Pirate outfielder Barry Bonds ( .301, 23, 114) wins the NL MVP Award. Pittsburgh teammate Bobby Bonilla is the runner-up.Ref: 1
1994*Heisman Trophy winner running back Rashaan Salaam of Colorado has 29 carries, 259 yds, 2 TDs, breaks 2000 yds for the season in a 41-20 win over Iowa State. (Sports Illustrated, 11/19/2001) 
1996*Free-agent Albert Belle signs a record five-year, $55 million deal with the White Sox making him the first $10 million a year player .Ref: 1
1996*The Toronto Blue Jays unveil their new logo and uniforms, the first logo change in club history.Ref: 86
1998*Sammy Sosa is selected as the NL MVP creating an historic Latin American sweep of the MVP awards with Ranger Juan Gonzales winning the award in the AL this season.Ref: 1
2001*In a landslide vote (30 of 32 first-place votes) by the BBWAA, Giant left fielder Barry Bonds (.328, 137, 73) wins the the Most Valuable Player Award for an unprecedented fourth time (1990, 92-93 as a Pirate). Three-time MVPs include Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Mike Schmidt.Ref: 1
2001*The Tampa Bay Devil Rays hire Cam Bonifay as director of player personnel. Bonifay, who served the past eight seasons as senior vice president and general manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates, will oversee all of the club's scouting and player development as well as assist GM Chuck LaMar at the Major League level in this newly created position.Ref: 86
2002*Twenty-four year veteran Jesse Orosco, who is the all-time leader in games pitched at 1,187 agrees to a one-year contract with the Padres estimated at $800,000, At age 45, the lefty reliever, who started his major league with the Mets in 1979 (traded by the Twins for Jerry Koosman), is the oldest player in the majors.Ref: 1
1861*Julia Ward Howe writes "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" while visiting Union troops near Washington.Ref: 2
1887*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Dying Detective" (BG).Ref: 5
1893 First newspaper color section appears in New York World.Ref: 10
1896*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Sussex Vampire" (BG).Ref: 5
1926 3,660 seat Paramount Theatre opens in New York with 756 key Wurlitzer organ.Ref: 10
1928 After five years of publication, TIME magazine presented a cover portrait for the first time. Japanese Emperor Hirohito was the magazine’s first cover subject.Ref: 4
1943*Stan Kenton and his orchestra recorded Artistry in Rhythm, the song that later become the Kenton theme. It was Capitol record number 159. The other side of the disk was titled, Eager Beaver.Ref: 4
1954*Sammy Davis, Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA. Three days later, Davis lost the sight in his left eye. He later referred to the accident as the turning point of his career.Ref: 4
1959*Jay Ward's "Rocky and His Friends" debuts.Ref: 73
1961*A year after Chubby Checker reached the #1 spot with The Twist, the singer appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show to sing the song again. The Twist became the first record to reach #1 a second time around -- on January 13, 1962.Ref: 4
1962*For the first time, a jazz concert was presented at the White House. Jazz had previously been served as background music only.Ref: 4
1976*George Harrison releases "This Song".Ref: 5
1979*Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion.Ref: 5
1980*CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jeans ad featuring Brooke Shields.Ref: 5
1988*LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays.Ref: 5
1990*The pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album. (XDG, p 4A, 11/19/2000)Ref: 83
1994*Nirvana's album, MTV Unplugged in New York, was number one in the U.S. for the week. The album featured these tracks: About a Girl, Come as You Are, Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam, The Man Who Sold the World, Pennyroyal Tea, Dumb, Polly, On a Plain, Something in the Way, Plateau, Oh, Me, Lake of Fire, All Apologies and Where Did You Sleep Last Night.Ref: 4
2002*Singer Michael Jackson makes an appearance outside his Berlin hotel and briefly holds his youngest child, Prince Michael II, over a fourth floor balcony in front of dozens of fans below. (XDG, p 4A, 11/19/2003)Ref: 83
1563 Robert Sidney first Earl of LeicesterRef: 10
1600*Charles I king of England (1625-42), is born.Ref: 5
1711*Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scientist and poet, is born.Ref: 70
1752*George Rogers Clark American frontiersman, field commander: founded Louisville KY; brother of General William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is born.Ref: 4
1770*Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen Copenhagen Denmark, sculptor (Dying Lion), is born.Ref: 5
1797*Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and women's rights advocate, is born.Ref: 2
1805*Ferdinand de Lesseps France, diplomat (built Suez Canal), is born.Ref: 5
1831*James A Garfield, 20th President (March 4-Sept 19, 1881), first left-handed president, is born in Orange, Ohio.Ref: 5
1843*Richard Avenarius, German philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1859*Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Birth of William (Billy) Sunday, American revivalist. Orphaned during the Civil War, Sunday became a major league baseball player 1883-91, then turned to evangelism in 1893, speaking to an estimated total audience of 100 million before his death in 1935.Ref: 5
1885*Birth of Haldor Lillenas, American hymnwriter. He penned nearly 4,000 Gospel texts and hymn tunes during his lifetime, including "It Is Glory Just to Walk With Him," Wonderful Grace of Jesus" and "Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace."Ref: 5
1888*Jose Raul Capablanca Cuba, world chess champion (1921-27), is born.Ref: 5
1891 Clifton Webb is born.Ref: 10
1899*Allen Tate, Southern novelist, poet and critic, is born.Ref: 2
1899*Howard Thurman famous AfricanRef: 5
1904*Nancy Carroll NYC, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Nathan Leopold, American murderer, is born.Ref: 70
1905*Tommy Dorsey, Mahanoy Plane PA, orchestra leader (Stage Show, Mahogany), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Billy Strayhorn, composer, arranger and pianist who wrote "Take the A Train., is born.Ref: 2
1917*Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India from 1967 to 1977 and 1978 to 1984 who was assassinated by her own guards, is born in Allahabad India.Ref: 2
1919*Alan Young actor: Mr. Ed, Emmy-Award winning show: The Alan Young Show [1950]; Beverly Hills Cop 3, The Time Machine; cartoon voice: Scrooge McDuck, is born in England.Ref: 5
1921*Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame catcher: Brooklyn Dodgers [World Series: 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956/all-star: 1949-1956/Baseball Writer's Award: 1951, 1953, 1955]; is born.Ref: 4
1926*Jeane Kirkpatrick, diplomat: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations [1981-1985], Presidential Medal of Freedom [1985], is born.Ref: 4
1933*Larry King (Zeiger) radio talk show host "143 Arivadechi" (Larry King Show), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Jack Welch (John Francis Welch Jr.) chairman, CEO: General Electric Co. is born in Salem MA.Ref: 4
1936*Dick Cavett, Kearney NB, talk show host (Dick Cavett Show), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Ray Collins, songwriter: Memories of El Monte [w/Frank Zappa for the Penguins], is born.Ref: 4
1938*Ted Turner (Robert Edward Turner III) cable TV mogul: CNN, TBS, TNT, The Cartoon Network; owner: Atlanta Braves; TIME magazine's Man of the Year [1991]; married actress Jane Fonda, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Hank Medress singer: group: The Tokens: The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Tonight I Fell in Love; record producer [w/Dave Appell]: In the Midnight Hour; executive: EMI Publishing Canada, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Garrick Utley Chicago IL, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-IA, is born.Ref: 68
1941*Dan Haggerty, Hollywood CA, actor (Grizzly Adams), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson is born.Ref: 68
1942*Fashion designer Calvin Klein is born.Ref: 4
1942*Sharon Olds, poet (The Dead and The Living, The Gold Cell), is born.Ref: 2
1943*Fred Lipsius musician: piano, sax: group: Blood Sweat & Tears: You've Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel; LP: Child is Father to the Man, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Bob (Robert Raymond) Boone, baseball: catcher: Philadelphia Phillies, CA Angels, KC Royals; one of famous Baseball Boones [Bob; his father Ray; and his son Bret], is born.Ref: 4
1947*Mike Phipps, football: Cleveland Browns QB, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Mickey Lee Davis Jr, TN, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore) football: Univ. of Oregon, SL Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings; sportscaster: NBC, is born.Ref: 68
1951*Wilbur Jackson, football: Washington Redskins RB, Superbowl XVII, is born.Ref: 4
1953*-Actor Robert Beltran is born.Ref: 64
1953*Richard Todd, football: QB: Univ. of AL, NY Jets: most completions [42 in one NFL game: Jets vs. 49ers: 9/21/80], is born.Ref: 4
1954*Kathleen Quinlan actress: The Promise, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, American Graffiti, Airport ’77, Apollo 13, Family, is born in Mill Valley CA.Ref: 4
1955*Glynnis O’Connor actress: The Deliberate Stranger, Johnny Dangerously, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Sons and Daughters, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Scott Jacoby actor: To Die For series, Return to Horror High, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, Bad Ronald, Rivals, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1956*Glynis O'Connor NYC, actress (CA Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Kathy Sanborn WBL guard (NY Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Otis J Anderson NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Superbowl MVP), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Sharon Farrah WBL guard (NY Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1960*"Lovely" Elizabeth Frankfurt KY, WWF's first lady of wrestling, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Rock musician Matt Sorum (The Cult; Guns N' Roses) is born.Ref: 99
1960*Allison Janney Emmy Award-winning Supporting Actress: The West Wing [2000, 2001, 2002]; The Guiding Light, Private Parts, Primary Colors, The Impostors, David and Lisa, Drop Dead Gorgeous, American Beauty, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Actress Meg Ryan (Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra) is born in Bethel CT.Ref: 4
1962*Jodie (Alicia Christian) Foster, actress (Taxi Driver, Accused), is born in New York City.Ref: 5
1963*Actress Terry Farrell (Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax of DS9) is born in Cedar Rapids IA.Ref: 4
1963*Justine Greiner Boston MA, playmate (February, 1984), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Olympic gold medal runner Gail Devers is born. (2003 Sports Illustrated Almanac, ISBN 1-929049-55-2) 
1969*Erika Alexander actress: The Cosby Show, Judging Amy, The Last Best Year, Fathers & Sons, Living Single, is born.Ref: 4
1969*Sarka Lukesov, 1st playmate in Czechoslovkian Playboy (May, 1991)Ref: 5
1973*Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover is born.Ref: 68
1997*The world’s first surviving septuplets were born by Cesarean section to Bobbi McCaughey of Carlisle, IA. She claimed her place in the record books by giving birth to septuplets: four boys (Kenneth, Brandon, Nathan and Joel) and three girls (Alexis, Natalie and Kelsey). The seven newcomers joined a family that already included one daughter, Mikayla. The infants ranged in weight from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces and were born over a period of six minutes. The father was Kenny McCaughey, a billing clerk at a car dealership. (also TWA, 1999)Ref: 4
498*Pope Anastasius II dies.Ref: 69
1630*Johannes Schein, German composer, dies at age 44.Ref: 70
1665 Nicolas Poussin dies.Ref: 10
1828*In Vienna, Composer Franz Schubert dies of syphillus at age 31.Ref: 2
1850*Richard Johnson 9th U.S. Vice President [1837-1841: under President Martin Van Buren]; dies.Ref: 4
1887*Emma Lazarus US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in NY at 38.Ref: 5
1905*100 people drown in the English Channel as the steamer Hilda sinks.Ref: 2
1915*Joe Hill, Labor leader, executed for murder.Ref: 5
1963*Worst Canadian air disaster kills 118 in Montreal.Ref: 5
1971*Bill Stern sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1976 Sir Basil Spence dies.Ref: 10
1977*Sonny (William) Criss musician: saxophone: LP: The Bop Masters, Saturday Morning, Criss Craft, Out of Nowhere, Warm and Sonny; dies.Ref: 5
1978*The worst case of murder-suicide in history took place in Jonestown, Guyana. Religious-cult leader Jim Jones (Peoples Temple) directed the ingestion of Kool-Aid (laced with cyanide) by at least 900 of his followers. He and his mistress then followed suit.Ref: 4
1983*Peter Coffield, IL, actor (Kevin-W.E.B.), dies at 37.Ref: 5
1984*Liquified gas tanks explode in Mexico City killing 452 with 1000 missingRef: 62
1985*Stepin Fetchit (Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry) actor, first black star, Amazing Grace, The Sun Shines Bright, Miracle in Harlem, Judge Priest; dies of pneumonia at age 83.Ref: 70
1988 Shipping heiress Christina Onassis died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at age 37. (TWA, 1990)Ref: 95
1992*Diane Varsi actress: Peyton Place, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden; dies.Ref: 4
1996*Fourteen people were killed when a commuter plane collided with a private plane at an airport in Quincy, Ill.Ref: 64
1998*(Long Island) Movie director Alan Paula dies in a car accident on Long Island NY at age 70. (XDG, p 4A, 11/19/2003)Ref: 83
1999*Victor Cordova Jr., 12, allegedly shot and killed a female classmate, Araceli Tena, 13, at the end of lunch hour outside Deming Middle School. Deming, NM, about 33 miles from the Mexican border. The boy was wearing a camouflage jacket when he allegedly fired the single shot from a .22-caliber handgun. Ref 
2000*Attorney Charles Ruff, who represented President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and his impeachment trial, died in Washington, D.C., at age 61.Ref: 64

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