On this day: November 19

Published On: Nov 15 2012 11:37:48 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 19 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, Ford discontinues the Edsel, Milli Vanilli lose their Grammy, and the first Wii goes on sale, all on this day.

OTD November 19 - Edsel
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1959: The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel model. However, production would continue until late November, with a final tally of 2,846 1960 models being produced. Over the three-year life of the car, Ford sold about 84,000 Edsels, less than half its projected break-even point, and lost about $350 million, or $2 billion in today's dollars.

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