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On This Day: November 08th

This is 312th day of the year and 53 days remain in the year.

in history
1889
Montana became the 41st state.
1892
Former president Grover Cleveland beat incumbent Benjamin Harrison and became the only president to win nonconsecutive terms in the White House.
1923
Adolf Hitler attempted, and failed, to seize control of the German government in the Beer Hall Putsch.
1960

John F. Kennedy defeated Richard M. Nixon for the presidency of the United States.

1966
Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction.
1994
After a 40-year Democrat domination, the Republican Party gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as a Senate majority.
November 08 BirthdaysEdmond Halley1656–1742, English Astronomer and Mathematician
Parker Poseyactor
Bonnie Raittblues-rock singer
Martha Gellhorninternational correspondent
Christiaan Barnardsurgeon
Bram Stokernovelist
Margaret Mitchellnovelist



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