On this day: November 19

Published On: Nov 15 2012 11:37:48 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 19 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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

OTD November 19 - Jay's Treaty
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1794: The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War. Among other things, the treaty included the withdrawal of British forces from pre-Revolutionary forts in the Northwest Territory of the United States, sent disputes over wartime debts and the American-Canadian boundary to arbitration, and gave America limited rights to trade with British colonies in India and the Caribbean.

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