November 6, 1962
TED KENNEDY WINS JFK’S SENATE SEAT
Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Edward Moore “Teddy” Kennedy was declared the winner today in a Special Election to fill the seat held but vacated in December 1960 by his brother, President John F. Kennedy.
Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy (1962)
In the interim, Benjamin Smith II has held the seat.
Ted Kennedy received 1,162,611 votes while his closest opponent, Republican George C. Lodge, had 877,669 .
There were several other candidates in the race who polled a small number of votes.
The President voted today at the 6th Precinct Station at 80 Joy Street here in Boston.
November 6, 1962
UNITED NATIONS CONDEMNS APARTHEID
New York City (JFK+50) The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution of condemnation of the racist apartheid policies of South Africa.
The world body called on all its members to end economic & military relations with South Africa.*
*In 1973, a UN resolution labeled apartheid as a “crime against humanity” & in 1974, South Africa was suspended from the General Assembly.
Sign on Beach
City of Durban, South Africa (1989)
November 6, 1963
GENERAL MINH TAKES OVER IN SOUTH VIETNAM
Saigon, South Vietnam (JFK+50) Days after a coup resulted in the overthrow & death of President Ngo Dinh Diem, the leader of the Revolutionary Military Committee, General Duong Van Minh, took leadership of South Vietnam.*
*Nguen Ngoc, a Buddhist, became premier, but the Revolutionary committee, led by Minh, held the real power.
Duong Van Minh
April 28, 1975
November 6, 1860
LINCOLN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF A DIVIDED NATION
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) With the nation sharply divided over the issue of slavery, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was elected the 16th President of the United States today.
Mr. Lincoln, the 1st Republican to win the Presidency, has pledged to end the spread of slavery into the western territories.
President-elect Lincoln won 40% of the electoral vote in a 4 way race.
The final electoral count is:
Lincoln (R) 180
Breckinridge (SD) 72
Bell (CU) 39
Douglas (ND) 12
The Democrats, divided over the slavery question, split into a northern faction, led by Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois & a southern faction, led by John C. Breckinridge of South Carolina.
A 3rd party, the Constitutional Union Party which wishes to avoid disunion over the slavery issue, ran John Bell of Tennessee.
Mr. Lincoln carried most states of the north, but none in the South. (Lincoln’s name did not appear on the ballot in the South.)