On this Day in History, November 6

Some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug! We all can’t be great at everything, nor win at the same pace. One moment you are in the hall of fame, another moment it’s someone else and other days it’s something different.

There are numerous records set and many other major events that have been classified as historic. Here, take a look at those that happened on November 6.

  • 1860 – Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth president of the United States.
  • 1861 – James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born.
  • 1861Jefferson Davis was elected as the president of the Confederacy in the U.S.
  • 1913 – Mahatma Gandhi was arrested for leading Indian miners’ march in South Africa.
  • 1923 – Jacob Schick was granted a patent for the electric shaver.
  • 1941 – The U.S.A lend the Soviet Union $1 million.
  • 1956Netherlands and Spain withdrew from the Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution.
  • 1961 – US government issued a stamp honoring the 100th birthday of James Naismith.
  • 1962 – The United Nations passed a resolution to condemn Apartheid in South Africa.
  • 1973 – Coleman Young became the first African-American mayor of Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1999 – Australians rejected a referendum to become a republic with a president as its head.
  • 1984 – The New York Stock Exchange remained open during a presidential election day, for the first time in 193 years.
  • 1984 – Incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan was re-elected President of the United States.
  • 1986 – President Reagan signed a landmark immigration reform bill.
  • 1991 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlawed the Communist Party.
  • 2012 – Barack Obama was re-elected as US President, defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
  • 2012 – Elizabeth Warren became the first female Senator from Massachusetts.
  • 2018Colorado voted to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in the state constitution.
  • 2018 – British actor Idris Elba was named “People” magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
  • 2018 – The United Nations reported that more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims of ISIS were discovered in a former ISIS-held area.

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