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Encyclopaedia Britannica | On This Day
November 06
James Naismith

FEATURED BIOGRAPHY

James Naismith

Canadian-American athlete and educator

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Abraham Lincoln

FEATURED EVENT

1860

Abraham Lincoln elected president of the United States

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MORE EVENTS ON THIS DAY

Tammy Baldwin
2012: American politician Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, became the first openly gay person to be elected to the U.S. Senate. [Take our quiz about American history and politics.]
Cleveland Browns; Carolina Panthers
1995: Art Modell, the owner of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, announced that he was moving the team to Baltimore, which enraged sportswriters and Cleveland fans. [Test your knowledge of American football.]
Ronald Reagan
1984: U.S. President Ronald Reagan won reelection in a landslide victory over Democratic candidate Walter F. Mondale. [Take our quiz about U.S. presidential elections.]
Vladimir Lenin
1917: The second phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917 began (October 25, Old Style) as the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia. [How much do you know about Russian history?]

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1946

Sally Field

American actress

1970

Ethan Hawke

American actor, director, and novelist

1661

Charles II

king of Spain

1955

Maria Shriver

American television journalist

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