Friday, November 6, 2015

Today in History: Friday, November 06, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency.
 
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On this date in:
1854John Philip Sousa, the king of American march music, was born in Washington, D.C.
1861Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederacy.
1861James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born in Ontario, Canada.
1887Baseball Hall of Famer Walter Johnson was born in Humboldt, Kansas.
1888Republican Benjamin Harrison was elected president, beating incumbent Grover Cleveland in the Electoral College, even though Cleveland led in the popular vote.
1893Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1900President William B. McKinley was returned to office, defeating Democrat William Jennings Bryan.
1913Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1928Republican Herbert Hoover was elected president over Democrat Alfred E. Smith.
1956President Dwight D. Eisenhower won a second term by besting Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson at the polls.
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1995Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell announced plans to move the team to Baltimore.
2001Billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg was elected New York City mayor.
2009The government reported that unemployment rose to 10.2 percent in the U.S. in October, the first time the jobless rate had hit double digits since 1983.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Emma Stone turns 27 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Mike NicholsDirector84
Stonewall JacksonCountry singer83
Sally FieldActress69
Glenn FreyRock musician (The Eagles)67
Catherine CrierTV host61
Maria ShriverBroadcast journalist60
Lori SingerActress ("Footloose")58
Lance KerwinActor55
Arne DuncanSecretary of education51
Kelly RutherfordActress ("Gossip Girl," "Melrose Place")47
Thandie NewtonActress43
Rebecca RomijnModel, actress43
Ana IvanovicTennis player28
Actor Ethan Hawke turns 45 years old today.
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