Nov. 6: Lincoln Elected President in 1860; Ronald Reagan Runs for Governor 1966; Wall St. Town Hall From 1987


1860 Abraham Lincoln Elected President

The democratic vote was divided between three candidates in the election of 1860.  Republican Abraham Lincoln won the presidency with less than 50 percent of the popular vote.   The Civil War broke out not long after he took the oath of office, and in 1863 slavery was abolished.  Lincoln was assassinated during his second term in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth.


1966 Ronald Reagan Runs for Governor

Actor Ronald Reagan challenged incumbent Governor Brown in California.


1987 Wall Street Town Hall

“Nightline” Town Hall Discussion from 1987: Is it possible for the richest nation on Earth to relive the depression?


1995 Israel Mourns Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli Prime Minister was assassinated at a peace rally on Nov. 4, 1995.


2005 Tornado in Indiana

Unusual for November, a strong tornado tore through Kentucky and Indiana.


Famous Birthdays

1931 Mike Nichols

1946 Sally Field

1955 Maria Shriver

1960 Michael Cerveris

1970 Ethan Hawke

1972 Rebecca Romijn

1976 Pat Tillman

1988 Emma Stone


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