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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1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower is re-elected, with the Republican incumbent defeating Democratic candidate Adlai E. Stevenson in a rematch of the 1952 election. Eisenhower overwhelmingly won a second term, carrying 41 states and garnering 57.4 percent of the popular vote and 457 electoral votes, compared to Stevenson's 42 percent and 73 electoral votes.