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.
2007: Country singer Hank Thompson, whose best known hits include "The Wild Side of Life," "Rub-a-Dub-Dub" and "Wake Up, Irene," dies of lung cancer at the age of 82.
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