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 →
(Monday, November 22, 1954) — Former President Herbert Hoover, arriving from the United States for a six-day visit as guest of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, received a warm welcome today at the airport in Bonn, West Germany (click here to watch a video of Hoover’s arrival at 22:06).
(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.
(Wednesday, November 21, 1934) — The Cole Porter musical Anything Goes, starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney and set aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London, opened today at the Alvin Theatre (now known as the Neil Simon Theatre) on Broadway in New York.
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