November 19

1703

A masked man held prisoner in the Bastille in Paris died. His true identity was the cause of much intrigue, and his story became the basis of literary works by François Voltaire and Alexandre Dumas.

1794

John Jay and Lord Grenville signed Jay's Treaty.

1863

Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa.

1977

Egyptian president Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.

1985

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time in Geneva.

1990

Milli Vanilli's Grammy award was rescinded after it was discovered they didn't do their own singing.

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