RN welcomed West German Chancellor Kurt George Kiesinger to Washington 43 years ago, today. A full welcoming ceremony was held to welcome the Chancellor, as well as a state dinner that evening. Check out RN’s remarks here. One of the best (albeit shortest) passages, in my opinion:

It is also essential for us to realize how much we can do together the genius of the German people combined with the genius and ability of the American people-together what a tremendous power, not just for defense against any threat, a power that was set up and has been very effective over the last 20 years, but a genius which can be so effective and powerful for good, for creativity.