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.
1955: Maria Shriver, journalist and the former first lady of California, as the then-wife of actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is born in Chicago. Shriver is also a member of the Kennedy family, with her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy.
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