On this day: November 6

Published On: Nov 05 2012 05:33:12 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 06 2013 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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1854: Composer John Philip Sousa, known particularly for American military and patriotic marches, including "Semper Fidelis" (the official march of the U.S. Marine Corps) and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (the National March of the United States of America), is born in Washington, D.C.


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