On this day: November 19

POSTED: 09:37 PM PST Nov 15, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 18, 2015 

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 - Gettysburg Address
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1863: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated Confederacy forces at the Battle of Gettysburg. The short speech, which came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history, begins with the now-iconic phrase "Four score and seven years ago," referring to the Declaration of Independence in 1776.


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