11/4/2018 12:01:00 AM Today In History - November 4
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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:
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
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)
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