On this day: November 6

Published On: Nov 05 2012 06:33:12 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

OTD November 6 - William McKinley
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1900: U.S. President William McKinley is re-elected, with the Republican incumbent beating William Jennings Bryan in a rematch of the 1896 election. McKinley garnered 51.6 percent of the vote and 292 electoral votes compared to Bryan's 45.5 percent and 155. McKinley would die following an assassination attempt in September 1901 less than a year into his second term as president and be succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.


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