Ford, Brezhnev begin two-day summit in Vladivostok, Russia 40 years ago today (Nov 23 1974)


Video: 'Meeting in Vladivostok (1974)' (Nov. 23-24, 1974)

(Saturday, November 23, 1974) — The Vladivostok Summit Meeting on Arms Control, a two-day summit between American President Gerald Ford and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev for the purpose of extending arms control provisions between the Soviet Union and the United States, began this afternoon in Vladivostok, Russia. Continue reading

George Harrison performs in Fort Worth 40 years ago tonight (Nov 22 1974)


Video: 'The Legend Of Dark Horse (George Harrison Live In 1974) (11 videos)

(Friday, November 22, 1974) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed two shows today at Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on the 12th stop of his 45-show “George Harrison & Friends North American Tour” in support of his new single “Dark Horse,” the title track of his new album, and Dark Horse Records.

‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ premieres in St. Louis 70 years ago today (Nov 22 1944)


Video: 'Meet Me in St. Louis' (trailer)

(Wednesday, November 22, 1944)Meet Me in St. Louis, a musical film about an American family living in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair in 1904, premiered today in St. Louis (it would premiere in New York on Nov. 28, 1944).

Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the film starred Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake and Marjorie Main.

George Harrison performs in Tulsa 40 years ago tonight (Nov 21 1974)


Video: 'George Harrison in Tulsa, 1974' (no audio)

(Thursday, November 21, 1974) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed tonight at Tulsa Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the 11th stop of his 45-show “George Harrison & Friends North American Tour” in support of his new single “Dark Horse,” the title track of his new album, and Dark Horse Records.

President Lincoln signs Bixby letter 150 years ago today (Nov 21 1864)


Video: 'George C. Marshall reads Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixbey'

(Monday, November 21, 1864; during American Civil War) — A letter was signed tdoay by President Abraham Lincoln expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a widow in Boston whose five sons supposedly died while fighting in the Civil War.

As it turned out, only two of Mrs. Bixby’s sons had been killed in battle. Also, historians are not certain that Lincoln actually wrote the letter.

Still, the text has been widely praised as one of Lincoln’s finest works of writing alongside the Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address