On this day: November 6

Published On: Nov 05 2012 05:33:12 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 06 2014 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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1991: Actress Gene Tierney, best remembered for her performance in the title role of "Laura" (pictured) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in "Leave Her to Heaven," dies of emphysema at the age of 70 in Houston, Texas. Tierney also had roles in movies such as "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," "Heaven Can Wait" and "The Razor's Edge."

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