Today In History

Associated Press

On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the president.
1854 John Philip Sousa, the king of American march music, was born in Washington, D.C.
1861 Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederacy.
1861 James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born in Ontario, Canada.
1887 Baseball Hall of Famer Walter Johnson was born in Humboldt, Kansas.
1888 Republican Benjamin Harrison was elected president, beating incumbent Grover Cleveland in the Electoral College, even though Cleveland led in the popular vote.
1893 Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1900 President William B. McKinley was returned to office, defeating Democrat William Jennings Bryan.
1913 Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1928 Republican Herbert Hoover was elected president over Democrat Alfred E. Smith.
1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower won a second term by besting Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson at the polls.
1995 Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell announced plans to move the team to Baltimore.
2001 Billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg was elected New York City mayor.
2009 The 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.

Today’s Birthdays:
Actress Emma Stone turns 27 years old today.
Mike Nichols Director 84
Stonewall Jackson Country singer 83
Sally Field Actress 69
Glenn Frey Rock musician (The Eagles) 67
Catherine Crier TV host 61
Maria Shriver Broadcast journalist 60
Lori Singer Actress (“Footloose”) 58
Lance Kerwin Actor 55
Arne Duncan Secretary of education 51
Kelly Rutherford Actress (“Gossip Girl,” “Melrose Place”) 47
Thandie Newton Actress 43
Rebecca Romijn Model, actress 43
Ana Ivanovic Tennis player 28
Actor Ethan Hawke turns 45 years old today.

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