Monday, November 21, 2011

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: November 19,1863: Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War. Read more...

American Revolution
1776 : Congress pleads for soldiers

1993 : Chevy Cavalier heads to Japan

Civil War
1863 : President Lincoln gives his Gettysburg Address

Cold War
1985 : Reagan and Gorbachev hold their first summit meeting

1976 : Patty Hearst out on bail

1824 : Thousands perish in St. Petersburg flood

General Interest
1942 : Soviet counterattack at Stalingrad
1969 : Pele scores 1,000th goal
1977 : Sadat visits Israel

1975 : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest debuts

1899 : Poet and critic Allen Tate is born

2003 : An arrest warrant is issued for Michael Jackson

Old West
1907 : Shane author Jack Schaefer is born

1831 : James A. Garfield is born

1966 : Notre Dame and MSU play to a classic tie

Vietnam War
1967 : Chaplain Charles Watters receives Medal of Honor
1971 : Cambodians appeal for help

World War I
1915 : British pilot makes heroic rescue

World War II
1940 : Hitler urges Spain to grab Gibraltar

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