Here are some significant events that have happened on Nov. 6. 

1813: Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

1860: Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

1913: Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa

1978: Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule; General Gholan Reza Azhari forms government

Source: On This Day