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November 6


1860   Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th President of the United States

1861   Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.

1869   The first college football game is played between Rutgers and Princeton.

1913   Mohandas Gandhi is arrested in South Africa while leading a march of Indian miners.

Famous Birthdays:

1494   Suleiman the Magnificent (Caliph of the Islamic Empire)

1854   John Philip Sousa (wrote Stars and Stripes Forever)

1861   James Naismith (Inventor of basketball)

1946   Sally Field (Actress)

1948   Glenn Frey (Singer with the Eagles)

1955   Maria Shriver (Journalist)

1970   Ethan Hawke (Actor)

1972   Rebecca Romijn (Actress - X-Men)

1976   Pat Tillman (NFL player and Army Ranger)

1988   Emma Stone (Actress)

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