11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 6th November

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States

2. 1861 - The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, is born

3. 1869 - Blackfriars Bridge is opened

4. 1924 - Conservative Party leader Stanley Baldwin is elected Prime Minister, in turn appointing Winston Churchill as Chancellor of the Exchequer

5. 1961 - Cliff Richard has his first No.1 album with 21 Today

6. 1962 - The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country

7. 1975 - The Sex Pistols make their live debut at St. Martin's School of Art in London

8. 1984 - For the first time in 193 years, the New York Stock Exchange remains open during a Presidential election day

9. 1996 - Bill Clinton basks in a resounding victory over Republican Bob Dole and the prospect of four more years in the White House

10. 1996 - Michael Jordan scores 50 points for the 29th time in his NBA career

11. 1999 - Australians reject a proposal to break ties with the British monarchy and become a republic

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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