From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
Nov. 19, 1912: “I am not aware that I am a very ill man though it is true that I had to be careful of my diet.” So said Gov. W.C. McDonald, his eyes twinkling, upon his return to the city yesterday afternoon from his ranch at Carrizozo. The governor discredited completely the reports sent out by some officious person that he was suffering with a most serious malady. It has been reported that since the alarming rumors were broadcast the governor’s mail has been filled with letters from patent medicine concerns suggesting cures. Feeling as well as he does, the governor’s annoyance must soon have changed to amusement.
Nov. 19, 1962: Sorrow and shock were the reactions of New Mexico citizens upon hearing of the death of Sen. Dennis Chavez, D-N.M., Sunday in Washington, D.C. From the state’s government leader to the Indians, who Chavez worked so hard and fought for so well, all expressed regret. Chavez, 74, had been suffering from cancer and apparently suffered a heart attack.
Nov. 19, 1987: Babies born today at St. Vincent Hospital and the Birth Center of Santa Fe will receive T-shirts with the message, “I’m a Born Nonsmoker.” The Great American Smokeout, a day to encourage smokers to quit, is being conducted nationally by the American Cancer Society, and the shirts are part of the Santa Fe area campaign.