11/8/2017 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
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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:
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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