On this day: November 6

Published On: Nov 05 2012 05:33:12 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 06 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Abraham Lincoln is elected president, New Jersey hosts the first intercollegiate football game, Phil Donahue premieres his TV talk show, and the punk band the Sex Pistols make their debut, all on this day.

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1928: Republican candidate Herbert Hoover wins the U.S. presidential election in a landslide victory over Democrat Alfred E. Smith. Hoover received 58.2 percent of the vote and 444 electoral votes compared to Smith's 40.8 percent and 87 electoral votes.


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