3 things About Today - Nov. 6, 2019

Abraham Lincoln was elected as the president of the United States of America on Nov. 6, 1860.

  1. On this day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the president of the United States of America. Lincoln’s victory was one of the factors contributing to the secession of Southern states that eventually culminated in the U.S. Civil War. The battle lasted until 1865 and ended slavery in the U.S., according to Britannica.
  2. *Around here, back then* On this day back in 2007, the Argus reported that a fire blazed through a small apartment building causing an estimated $300,000 in damage to the apartment and surrounding structures. Officials determined arson was not the cause of this fire.
  3. “Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration I’ve decided not to endorse your park.” On this day in 1993, the mega-hit “Jurassic Park” continued to stay atop the box office after devouring the competition during the summer, according to Box Office Mojo.
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