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11/8/2018 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - November 8
(Top L-R) Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt; (Bottom L-R) John F. Kennedy, George H.W. Bush, Donald J. Trump
(Top L-R) Abraham Lincoln, Theodore
Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt;
(Bottom L-R) John F. Kennedy, George
H.W. Bush, Donald J. Trump

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Today in History in 1864 Abraham Lincoln was elected to his 2nd term as President; in 1904 President Theodore Roosevelt defeats Alton B Parker; in 1932 Franklin Roosevelt was elected 32nd President for 1st time; and in 1960 John F. Kennedy beat VP Richard Nixon to become the 35th U.S. President.

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

  • 1519 - 1st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico
  • 1731 - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
  • 1864 - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President
  • 1880 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
  • 1895 - Wilhelm Röntgen observes X-rays for the first time during an experiment at Würzburg University, Germany
  • 1904 - American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)
  • 1904 - Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
  • 1917 - Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants
  • 1932 - Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time
  • 1960 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president
  • 1966 - Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California
  • 1979 - ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
  • 1988 - George W Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency
  • 2016 - Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) was elected the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1847 - Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)
  • 1900 - Margaret Mitchell, Atlanta, Georgia, author (Gone With the Wind), (d. 1949)
  • 1920 - Esther Rolle, Pompano Beach Fla, actress (Florida-Good Times, Maude, d. 1998)
  • 1922 - Christian Barnard, South African surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant)
  • 1927 - Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz), (d. 2012)
  • 1931 - Morley Safer, Toronto California, TV newscaster (60 Minutes)
  • 1949 - Bonnie Raitt, Burbank CA, country singer (Green Light, The Glow)
  • 1951 - Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1952 - Alfre Woodard, Tulsa, Oklahoma, American actress (Primal Fear, Cross Creek)
  • 1952 - Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)

Famous Weddings

  • 1975 - NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra
  • 1985 - Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)
  • 2006 - Malaysian actress Sazzy Falak (25) weds co-founder of LVG Consultants and LVG MoneySkool Nazril Idrus
  • 2009 - "The Practice" actress Marla Sokoloff (29) weds composer Alec Puro (34) at Il Cielo restaurant

Famous Divorces

  • 1968 - Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from Beatle member John
  • 1970 - "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • 1674 - John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65
  • 1887 - Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36
  • 2011 - Heavy D, American hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)
  • 2011 - Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
  • 2012 - Lucille Bliss, American voice artist, dies from natural causes at 96

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.


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