Sunday, November 2, 2014

Today in History: Sunday, November 02, 2014

Today in History: Sunday, November  02, 2014
AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 2, 1948, President Harry S. Truman narrowly won re-election over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey.
 
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On this date in:
1783Gen. George Washington issued his farewell address to the Army near Princeton, N.J.
1795James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
1865Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, was born near Corsica, Ohio.
1889North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states.
1917British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expressed support for a national home for the Jews of Palestine in what became known as the Balfour Declaration.
1947Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden airplane, the Spruce Goose, on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in California.
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1959Charles Van Doren admitted to a House subcommittee that he had the questions and answers in advance of his appearances on the TV game show "Twenty-One."
1963South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was assassinated in a military coup.
1976Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter defeated Republican incumbent Gerald R. Ford, becoming the first U.S. president from the Deep South since the Civil War.
1983President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
2004President George W. Bush was elected to a second term.
2006The Rev. Ted Haggard resigned as president of the National Association of Evangelicals after a man said they had had sexual trysts together.
2009Afghanistan's election commission proclaimed President Hamid Karzai the victor of the country's tumultuous ballot, canceling a planned runoff.
2010Republicans won control of the House of Representatives, picking up 63 seats in midterm elections, while Democrats retained a majority in the Senate; Republican governors outnumbered Democrats after gaining six states.
2010Californians rejected a ballot measure that would have made their state the first to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker turns 47 years old today.
AP Photo/Morry Gash
NameProfessionAge
Patrick J. BuchananPolitical commentator76
Stefanie PowersActress ("Hart to Hart")72
Shere HiteAuthor72
Keith EmersonRock musician (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)70
J.D. SoutherCountry singer, songwriter69
k.d. langSinger53
Lynn NottagePlaywright ("Ruined")50
NellyRapper40
Chris WallaRock musician (Death Cab for Cutie)39
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