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 - Arnold Rothstein
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1928: Arnold Rothstein, the head of the Jewish mob in New York City, dies at age 46 two days after being shot in an assassination attempt during a business meeting at Manhattan's Park Central Hotel. Rothstein was shot by George "Hump" McManus after refusing to pay a large gambling debt from a high-stakes poker game Rothstein claimed was fixed. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, conspiring in the fixing of the 1919 World Series.


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