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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1996: The drama "The English Patient," starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Kristin Scott Thomas, and directed by Anthony Minghella, premieres in Los Angeles. The movie would go on to win nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Binoche, and Best Director.