On this day: November 6

Published On: Nov 05 2012 06:33:12 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2014 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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The Heart Truth

1972: Actress and model Rebecca Romijn, best known for her role as Mystique in the "X-Men" films, and for her recurring role as Alexis Meade on the TV series "Ugly Betty," is born in Berkeley, California.