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The Week in History: November 6-10

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

November 6

1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States
1861: Basketball inventor James Naismith was born
1869: Rutgers and Princeton participated in the first ever intercollegiate soccer game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
1928: Herbert Hoover was elected as the 31st President of the United States

November 7

1916: Jeanette Rankins – 1st female selected to Congress
1942: Franklin Roosevelt was first US president to broadcast in another language (French)
1963: NY Yankees Elston Howard – 1st African American AL MVP
1973: New Jersey became 1st state to allow girls to play little league

November 8

1731: Ben Franklin opened 1st library in US
1960: John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon to become the 35th President
1965: “Days of Our Lives” premiered
1984: Anna Fisher was 1st mother to into orbit

November 9

1904: First airplane flight to last longer than 5 minutes
1936: Su Lin, the first live panda cub to come into the US
1982: Sugar Ray Leonard retired the 1st time
2009: Joe Cada – youngest championship main event at the World Series of Poker

November 10

1775: US Marine Corps formed
1957: NFL record crowd at 49ers vs RAMs in LA – 102,368
1969: “Sesame Street” premiered
1991: Martina Navratilova tied Chris Everts’ 157 professional tennis tournament wins

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we will put it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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