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11/6/2019 12:09:00 AM
Today In History - November 6
TOP ROW: Abraham Lincoln,Benjamin Harrison, William McKinleyMIDDLE ROW: Herbert Hoover,Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. EisenhowerBOTTOM ROW: Richard M. Nixon,Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama
TOP ROW: Abraham Lincoln,
Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley

MIDDLE ROW: Herbert Hoover,
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower

BOTTOM ROW: Richard M. Nixon,
Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama

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Today in History the following Presidents were elected or re-elected: 1860 Abraham Lincoln, 1888 Benjamin Harrison won on electoral votes; 1900 President William McKinley was re-elected; 1928 Herbert Hoover, 1940 Franklin Roosevelt re-elected, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower re-elected; 1968 Richard M. Nixon, 1984 Ronald Reagan re-elected, and in 2012 Barack Obama was re-elected.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1528 - Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
  • 1813 - Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
  • 1860 - Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President
  • 1861 - Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president
  • 1865 - American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
  • 1888 - Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes
  • 1900 - Republican President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrats' William Jennings Bryan in the US elections
  • 1913 - Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa
  • 1917 - [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardment of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution
  • 1928 - Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President
  • 1940 - Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President
  • 1956 - US Pres Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)
  • 1968 - Nixon elected 37th pres of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey
  • 1978 - Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule
  • 1984 - President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)
  • 2012 - Barack Obama re-elected as US President

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1854 - John Philip Sousa, Wash DC, march king (Stars & Stripes Forever), (d. 1932)
  • 1861 - James Naismith, Almonte, Canada, inventor (basketball, football helmet), (d.1939)
  • 1914 - Jonathan Harris, actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space)
  • 1916 - Ray Conniff, Attleboro Mass, chorus director (Ray Conniff Singers)
  • 1946 - Sally Field, Pasadena California, we really like her (Gidget, Flying Nun)
  • 1948 - Glenn Frey, Detroit Mich, rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • 1988 - Emma Stone, Scottsdale, Arizona, American actress (Superbad, The Amazing Spider-Man)

Famous Weddings

  • 1919 - "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)
  • 1935 - Engl prince Henry (under George V) weds Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott
  • 1983 - Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis
  • 1993 - Actress Allison Angrim (32) weds Robert Schoonover (44)
  • 1998 - "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vanden Berg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • 1893 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (Swan Lake), dies at 53
  • 1901 - Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • 1985 - Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1991 - Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Whirlpool), dies of emphysema at 70
  • 1995 - Aneta Corsaut, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2007 - George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
  • 2012 - Clive Dunn, British actor, dies from complications following an operation at 92

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