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On this day: November 6

POSTED: 03:33 PM PST Nov 05, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 05, 2013 

Abraham Lincoln is elected president, New Jersey hosts the first intercollegiate football game, Phil Donahue premieres his TV talk show, and the punk band the Sex Pistols make their debut, all on this day.

OTD November 6 - Art Modell
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1995: Art Modell announces that he has signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens, the first time the city had a football team since 1983 when they were the Baltimore Colts. The outrage and controversy that erupted led to an agreement allowing Modell (seen here in 1991) to move his team while relinquishing ownership of the Browns' name, colors, logos and history, paving the way for a new Cleveland Browns team that resumed play in 1999.

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