On this day: November 19

POSTED: 09:37 PM PST Nov 15, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 18, 2015 

Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, Ford discontinues the Edsel, Rocky and Bullwinkle make their debut, Milli Vanilli lose their Grammy, and the first Wii goes on sale, all on this day.

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2001: U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Secure Aviation and Transportation Act, the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history, at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. The act mandated the hiring of 28,000 federal employees to screen passengers and baggage in the nation's airports in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


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