This Day In History
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1860 – Republican Abraham Lincoln of Illinois elected the 16th President of the United States of America.

1917 – New York State adopts a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections.

1928 – Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor.

1935 – 1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft.

1936 – RCA displays TV for press.

1938 – 3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, in a charity all-star game.

1941 – USA lends Soviet Union $1 million.

1947 – NBC’s “Meet the Press” debuts – US’s longest running TV show.

1958 – AL announces that Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959.

1962 – Edward M. Kennedy 1st elected as Democratic Senator for Massachusetts.

1966 – 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)

1967 – US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon, November 9.

1970 – Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award.

1975 – “Hello, Dolly” opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances.

1984 – Incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan re-elected President of the United States in a landslide; wins 49 states, and defeats Democrat Walter Mondale.

1990 – Braves’ Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year.

2001 – Crude oil for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) falls to a two-year low after OPEC members warn that a downward price spiral could occur if major non-OPEC oil exporters do not reduce oil production.

2012 – Barack Obama is re-elected as US President, defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

2018 – Colorado votes to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in state constitution.

2018 – In US midterm elections Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives after eight years, the Senate is held by Republicans.