On this day: November 6

Published On: Nov 05 2012 06:33:12 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2015 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.

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1972: Actress Thandie Newton, best known for movies like "The Pursuit of Happyness," "Mission: Impossible II," "Crash" and "2012," is born in London, England.