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11/6/2018 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

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.


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