On this day: November 6

POSTED: 03:33 PM PST Nov 05, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 05, 2015 

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 - Phil Donahue
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1967: Phil Donahue begins his TV talk show, "The Phil Donahue Show," in Dayton, Ohio. The show, which was the first to use the daytime talk show format and would eventually become known simply as "Donahue," would run for three years locally before going on to a 26-year run as a nationally syndicated TV show.


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