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Notable Historical Events for November 6th

1861Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president

200640th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins

1906Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst

2014The Republicans win control of the US Senate in mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's presidency

1984President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)

1981Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1928Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President

1986President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

1913Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa

1888Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes

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Notable Birthdays on November 6th

1988Emma Stone, Scottsdale, Arizona, American actress (Superbad, The Amazing Spider-Man)

1861James Naismith, Almonte, Canada, inventor (basketball, football helmet), (d.1939)

1854John Philip Sousa, Washington DC, march king (Stars & Stripes Forever)

1948Glenn Frey, Detroit Mich, rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy)

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Notable Weddings on November 6th

1983Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis

2010Professional golfer Greg Norman (51) weds Australian interior decorator Kirsten Kutner (41) on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands

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Notable Deaths on November 6th

1928Arnold Rothstein, US businessman/gambler, shot to death at 46

1893Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (Swan Lake), dies at 53

1959Jose P. Laurel, Philippine president, dies of heart attack at 68

1991Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Whirlpool), dies of emphysema at 70

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