On this day: November 19

POSTED: 09:37 PM PST Nov 15, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 18, 2013 

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.

OTD November 19 - Goldwyn Pictures
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1916: Samuel Goldfish and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, named for a combination of their last names. Goldfish, born Samuel Gelbfisz, then legally changed his name to Samuel Goldwyn, which he used for the rest of his life. Goldwyn Pictures proved successful, but it's most famous for its "Leo the Lion" trademark, which would be sold with the company in 1924 to Metro Pictures Corporation, soon to be renamed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM.

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