Sunday, November 8, 2015

Today in History: Sunday, November 08, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 8, 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president over incumbent Herbert Hoover.
 
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1889Montana became the 41st state.
1892Former President Grover Cleveland beat incumbent Benjamin Harrison, becoming the only president to win non-consecutive terms in the White House.
1923Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt to seize power with a failed coup in Munich, Germany.
1960Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon in the presidential election.
Audio LinkPresident-elect John F. Kennedy
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1966Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
1971The album "Led Zeppelin IV," which included the song "Stairway to Heaven," was released.
1972The premium cable TV network HBO (Home Box Office) made its debut with a showing of the movie "Sometimes a Great Notion."
1987A bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army exploded as crowds gathered in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, for a ceremony honoring Britain's war dead, killing 11 people.
1988Vice President George H.W. Bush won the presidential election, beating Democrat Michael Dukakis.
1994Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.
1997Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam.
2000A statewide recount of presidential election ballots began in Florida.
2004Thousands of U.S. troops attacked strongholds of Sunni insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq.
2010n engine fire aboard the Carnival Splendor cruise ship left nearly 4,500 aboard without electricity during a three-day tow to San Diego.
2010Talk show host Conan O'Brien made his debut on TBS.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Broadcast journalist Morley Safer ("60 Minutes") turns 84 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Bonnie BramlettRock singer, actress71
Bonnie RaittRock musician66
Mary HartTV host ("Entertainment Tonight")65
Christie HefnerFormer CEO of Playboy Enterprises63
Rickie Lee JonesSinger, songwriter61
Leif GarrettSinger54
Gordon RamsayTV chef49
Courtney Thorne-SmithActress ("According to Jim")48
Parker PoseyActress47
Gretchen MolActress42
David MuirBroadcast journalist42
Tara ReidActress40
Jack OsbourneTV personality ("The Osbournes")30
Giancarlo StantonBaseball player26
Actress Alfre Woodard turns 63 years old today.
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