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11/4/2018 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - November 4

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Today in History the following were elected as President of the United States: James Buchanan in 1856, Grover Cleveland in 1884, Calvin Coolidge in 1924, Ronald Reagan in 1980, and Barack Obama in 2008.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1576 - Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).
  • 1646 - Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God's word
  • 1841 - First wagon train arrives in California
  • 1856 - James Buchanan elected 15th US president
  • 1862 - Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)
  • 1879 - Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus
  • 1884 - Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms
  • 1922 - Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
  • 1924 - US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected
  • 1939 - First air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980 - Ronald Reagan (R) defeats incumbant US President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide
  • 2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States


Famous Birthdays

  • 1879 - Will Rogers, Oologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist and actor (Judge Priest), (d. 1935)
  • 1916 - Walter Cronkite, St Joseph Mo, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81)
  • 1918 - Art Carney, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners)
  • 1918 - Cameron Mitchell, Dallastown Pa, actor (Buck-High Chaparral)
  • 1919 - Martin Balsam, NYC, actor (Murray-Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22)
  • 1930 - Doris Roberts, St Louis Mo, actress (Angie, Maggie, Emmy 1983)
  • 1937 - Loretta Swit, Passaic NJ, actress (Hotlips Houlihan-M*A*S*H)
  • 1960 - Kathy Griffin, Chicago, Illinois, American comedienne (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List)
  • 1961 - Ralph Macchio, Huntington NY, actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough)
  • 1962 - Jeff Probst, American television host
  • 1969 - Matthew McConaughey, Uvalde, Texas, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill)
  • 1969 - Sean Combs [Puff Daddy], New York City, rapper/record producer (Come to Me, I'll be Missing You)

Famous Weddings

  • 1842 - U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln (23) weds US president Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1911 - Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma
  • 1939 - Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1978 - "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)
  • 2006 - Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street

Famous Divorces

  • 1940 - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer
  • 1993 - Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett
  • 2009 - R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1961 - Ralph Macchio, Huntington NY, actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough)
  • 1955 - Cy Young, pitcher and MLB all-time wins leader, dies at 88
  • 2008 - Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66
  • 2010 - Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager, dies at 76
  • 2011 - Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)

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