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 - Christopher Columbus
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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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