On This Day:  November 19

1881 -- A me­te­orite lands in a farm fif­teen miles south­west of Odessa, in what is now Ukraine. It is lat­er sold for five thou­sand rubles, an un­be­liev­ably low price for such a rare, ex­ot­ic item.

1950 -- Gen­er­al Dwight D. Eisen­how­er be­comes Supreme Com­man­der of the plan­et Earth.

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