On this day: November 6

Published: Nov 05 2012 06:33:12 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

Abraham Lincoln is elected president, New Jersey hosts the first intercollegiate football game, Phil Donahue premieres his TV talk show, and the punk band the Sex Pistols make their debut, all on this day.

OTD November 6 - Tammy Baldwin
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U.S. Senate

2012: Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate. Baldwin, a Democrat who had represented Wisconsin's 2nd district in the U.S. House since 1999, defeated Republican nominee Tommy Thompson, who had formerly had served as Wisconsin governor and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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    Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.