On this day: November 19

Published On: Nov 15 2012 11:37:48 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 19 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD November 19 - air security bill
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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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