On This Day – 19th of November

Posted on: Fri 19 Nov 2021

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave the renowned Gettysburg Address during the American Civil War at the National Cemetery, a site of the Battle of Gettysburg.

In 1998, Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Portrait of the Artist Without a Beard” sold at a New York auction for $71 million dollars, the second highest price paid for a van Gogh artwork at auction.

In 1954, Sammy Davis Jr. was nearly killed in a car accident in San Bernardino, California. The bullet-shaped horn on the steering wheel of his Cadillac caused him to lose his left eye.

Breakfast producer Shannon Pearce joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann to chat about this day in history.

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Produced by Shannon Pearce


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