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.

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1946: Actress Sally Field, whose rose to fame on TV in the 1960s on "Gidget" and as Sister Bertrille on "The Flying Nun," is born in Pasadena, Calif. Field is also known for roles in movies such as "Norma Rae" and "Places in the Heart" (for which she won Oscars for Best Actress) as well as "Sybil," "Smokey and the Bandit," "Steel Magnolias" and "Forrest Gump."