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Notable Historical Events for November 6th

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

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

2012Barack Obama re-elected as US President

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

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

1993Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1861Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president

1991Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on November 6th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 6th

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

1919"The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)

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Notable Deaths on November 6th

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

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

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

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

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