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November 19th in History

    2018-10-03

Today's Highlight in History:

On November 19th, 1863, President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

On this date:

In 1794, the United States and Britain signed the Jay Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.

In 1831, the 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was born in Orange, Ohio.

In 1919, the Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against, short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification.

In 1942, during World War Two, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.

In 1949, Monaco held a coronation for its new ruler, Prince Rainier the Third, six months after he succeeded his grandfather, Prince Louis the Second.

In 1959, Ford Motor Company announced it was halting production of the unpopular "Edsel."

In 1969, "Apollo 12" astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.

In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.

In 1985, President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.

In 1988, shipping heiress Christina Onassis died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at age 37.

Ten years ago: Leaders of 16 NATO members and the remaining six Warsaw Pact nations signed treaties in Paris making sweeping cuts in conventional arms throughout Europe and pledging non-aggression toward one another. The pop duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album.

Five years ago: The Clinton administration and Republican congressional leaders reached a deal to end a six-day budget standoff and resulting partial government shutdown. Polish President Lech Walesa was defeated in his bid for re-election.

One year ago: Hundreds of anti-American protesters battled riot police and set stores and banks ablaze as President Clinton rode through Athens in a tight security cocoon and proclaimed a "profound and enduring friendship" with Greece. World leaders at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Turkey signed a treaty cutting the number of tanks and non-nuclear weapons systems across Europe.


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-- Nadine Gordimer, South African Nobel Prize-winning author.

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