November 19, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 1863: President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

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 1959: Ford Motor Co. announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.

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.

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