Cite Return to Daily IQ 1944FDR goes 4 for 4President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey. 1874 The Republican Party was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon drawn by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly magazine. 1916 Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress. 1917 Vladimir Lenin's forces overthrew Alexander Kerensky's government in Russia's Bolshevik Revolution. 1962 Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt died in New York City at age 78. 1967 Carl Stokes of Cleveland became the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city. 1989 L. Douglas Wilder was elected governor of Virginia. He became the nation's first elected black governor. 2000 The U.S. went to the polls to choose between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The outcome wouldn't be known for more than a month because of disputed votes in Florida. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. August 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Megacities of Africa The Mongol Empire The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology The Most and Least Religious Countries ?