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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1861: James Naismith, the inventor of the game of basketball, is born in Ramsay Township (now part of Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada).