November 6

1860

Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States.

1861

Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America.

1869

The first intercollegiate soccer game took place (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4).

1893

Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.

1913

Mohandas Gandhi led a march of miners in South Africa. He was arrested three times in the first four days of the march.

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