This day in #History 0611


This day in #history 0611

November 6th

1813 – Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico
independent of Spain

1844 – Spain grants Dominican Rep independence
1850 – 1 st Hawaiian fire engine

1860 – Abraham Lincoln ( Rep -R -Ill ) elected 16th
American President

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

1900 – Pres William McKinley ( R ) 25 th American
President re -elected , beating William Jennings
Bryan . Assassinated 1901

1903 – USA recognizes independence of Panama

1911 – Francisco Madeiro inaugurated president of
Mexico

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

1915 – 1 st military flight in Neth East Indies
(Tandjong Priok )

1915 – Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek
government

1917 – Bolshevik revolution begins with capture of
Winter Palace

1917 – NY allows women to vote

1918 – Republic of Poland proclaimed

1928 – Herbert Hoover (R ) beats Alfred E Smith ( D )
for U S 31st pres

1940 – Franklin Roosevelt re -elected US President

1962 – Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery

1962 – UN General Assembly adopts resolution
condemning South Africa

2012 – Voters go to the polls for the US Presidential election with Barack Obama projected to claim an Electoral College victory

2012 – US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1494 – Suleiman I (the Magnificent ), Ottoman Sultan
(d . 1566 ). Longest reigning Sultan from 1520 till
death in 1566 .

FAMOUS DEATHS

1790 – James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary
leader and politician (b . 1726)

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