Video: 'The Presidents: Nixon' (Oct. 19, 1973, at 2:25:26)
(Friday, October 19, 1973, evening; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Richard Nixon refused tonight to turn over Watergate related tapes to special prosecutor Archibald Cox but said that, “with greatest reluctance,” he would prepare a summary of their content to be verified by Sen. John Stennis, a Democrat from Mississippi. Continue reading Nixon says Watergate tapes must remain confidential 40 years ago this hour (1973)
(Saturday, October 19, 1963) — “Busted” by Ray Charles peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
Audio: 'JFK'S SPEECH IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (OCTOBER 19, 1963)'
(Saturday, October 19, 1963, evening) — At a Democratic Party fundraising dinner tonight at Boston’s Commonwealth Armory, U.S. President John F. Kennedy jibed at critics in Congress, suggesting they can demonstrate their concern for the nation by voting for his programs.
(Saturday, October 19, 1963) — “Blue Bayou” by Roy Orbison peaked at #29 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Monday, October 19, 1863; in the Western Theater of the American Civil War) — Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, in command of the newly formed Division of the Mississippi, replaced Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans today as Commander of the Army of the Cumberland with Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas following last month’s defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga.