November 19

Pelé scored his 1,000 goal in 1969. He was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in 1940 and is considered by many as the best soccer player in the history of the game. Pelé was elected as the Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and Time magazine named him as one of the 100th most influential people of the 20th century. According to FIFA, he scored 541 league goals and he finished his career with 1,281 in 1,363 games. His Brazil national teams won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970. Pelé finished his career with the New York Cosmos before retiring in 1977.

 

The pop group Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award in 1990 when it was discovered that one of their songs, Girl, You Know Its True, was actually sung by back-up singers instead. The group consisted of musicians Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus who had become a very pop group of the late 1980s. In 1997, the duo attempted a comeback, but Pilatus died in 1998 from an alcohol and prescription drug overdose. Fab Morvan went on to a solo career.

 

In 1998, the House Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton. News of the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke in January of 1998 in the Washington Post. On January 26, Clinton maintained that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” In August, Clinton stated that he had “an improper physical relationship” with Lewinsky. On December 19, Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of perjury and abuse of power. The Senate acquitted him on February 12.

 

Birthdays Today

 

1905Tommy Dorsey, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (The California Ramblers) (d. 1956)

1917Indira Gandhi, Indian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)

1921Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (d. 1993)

1926Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2006)

1933Larry King, American journalist and talk show host

1936Dick Cavett, American talk show host

1956Ann Curry, American journalist

1959Allison Janney, American actress and singer

1961Meg Ryan, American actress and producer

1962Jodie Foster, American actress, director, and producer

Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.