11/6/2018 12:09:00 AM Today In History - November 6
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
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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:
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
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)
1919 - "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)
1935 - Engl prince Henry (under George V) weds Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott
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