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Today in history: November 6

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected president

Nov. 6, 1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected president.

Nov. 6, 1906: Theodore Roosevelt left on a 17-day trip to Latin America — the first president to make an official trip to another country. The highlight of Roosevelt's journey was the inspection of the Panama Canal. The project represented a major expansion of American power in Latin America, and the U.S. would control the vital waterway linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans until 1999.

Nov. 6, 1986: President Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Its goals were to grant legal status to millions of illegals, crack down on employers and secure the border.

Nov. 6, 2012: President Obama was elected to a second term.

Quote of the Day

"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men." — Lyndon Johnson

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