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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1970: Actor Ethan Hawke, best known for roles in movies such as "Dead Poets Society," "Reality Bites," "Before Sunrise" and "Training Day," is born in Austin, Texas.