TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

1860

For­mer Illi­nois con­gress­man Abra­ham Lin­coln of the Repub­li­can Party was elected Pres­i­dent of the United States as he de­feated John Breck­in­ridge, John Bell and Stephen Dou­glas.

1861

Con­fed­er­ate Pres­i­dent Jef­fer­son Davis was elected to a six-year term of of­fice.

1906

Repub­li­can Charles Evans Hughes was elected gov­er­nor of New York, de­feat­ing news­pa­per pub­lisher Wil­liam Ran­dolph Hearst.

1944

Bri­tish of­fi­cial Lord Moyne was as­sas­si­nated in Cairo by mem­bers of the Zion­ist Stern Gang.

1984

Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan won re-elec­tion by a land­slide over for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Wal­ter Mon­dale, the Demo­cratic chal­lenger.

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