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This Day in History for November 6 — Abraham Lincoln Elected, and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1860: Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States (more info)

1913: Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa (more info)

1943: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev during World War II (more info)

1947: ‘Meet the Press’ makes its television debut (more info)

1962: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calls for all U.N. member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation (more info)

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