On this day in 1978 Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Accords after 13 days of secret negotiations at the Presidential retreat in Maryland, Camp David. The Accords were signed at the White House and witnessed by American POTUS Jimmy Carter. The first framework led to a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel in 1979, nothing came of the second framework which dealt with the Palestinian Territories.
Anwar El Sadat would pay for the Camp David Accords and the 1979 Peace Treaty with Israel with his life in October of 1981. The Camp David Accords would be the high water mark of the Jimmy Carter presidency.