On this day: November 19

Published: Nov 16 2012 12:37:48 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 19 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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1493: Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista, but it is later renamed Puerto Rico.

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