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November 8

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2016Millionaire businessman Donald Trump stuns pundits by being named as the 45th president-elect of the United States.
 
2004Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris receives the ASCAP "Founders Award" at the 42nd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville.
 
1993Thieves steal five Picasso paintings and other artwork valued at over $52 million from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.
 
1988Incumbent vice president George Bush is elected US president over Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis.
 

1966
Ronald Reagan
 Movie star Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 

1960
John F. Kennedy
 Massachusetts senator John F. Kennedy is elected US president, defeating incumbent
 vice president Richard Nixon.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1950In the first jet plane battle of the Korean War, US Air Force Lt. Russel J. Brown shoots down a North Korean MiG-15.
 
1942Operation Torch begins as US and British forces land in French North Africa, during WWII.
 
1933President Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civil Works Administration to find work for millions of unemployed Americans.
 
1932New York governor Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected US president over incumbent President Herbert Hoover.
 
1923Adolf Hitler launches a failed coup in Munich, later known as the "Beer Hall Putsch".
 
1910Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy dies.
 
1837Mount Holyoke Female Seminary opens in Massachusetts.
 
1889Montana becomes the 41st state to join the US.
 
1793The Louvre Museum opens in Paris.
 
1725The New York Gazette newspaper begins weekly publication.
 
1519The Spanish explorer Cortez enters Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital.
 
  641  Alexandria, Egypt, falls to the Muslims.
 

Born today:

1975  Tara Reid - actress

1968  Courtney Thorne-Smith - actress

1961  Leif Garrett - singer

1958  Terry Lee Miall - drummer (Adam and The Ants)

1954  Ricki Lee Jones - singer

1952  Christie Hefner - Playboy magazine executive, daughter of publisher Hugh Hefner

1951  Mary Hart - Entertainment Tonight host


1949 
Bonnie Raitt (Capitol / EMI Records)


 Bonnie Raitt - singer, guitarist
 (photo credit: Capitol / EMI Records)

1949  Alan Berger - bassist (Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes)

1948  Minnie Riperton - singer

1946  Roy Wood - keyboardist, singer (Wizzard, Electric Light Orchestra)

1944  Bonnie Bramlett - rock singer (Delaney and Bonnie)

1942  Angel Cordero - jockey

1935  Alain Delon - actor

1933  Esther Rolle - actress

1931  Morley Safer - CBS TV news correspondent

1927  Patti Page - singer

1924  Joe Flynn - actor

1922  Christiaan Barnard - surgeon, performed 1st human heart transplant (1967)

1921  Gene Saks - actor, Broadway director

1900  Margaret Mitchell - author (Gone With The Wind)

1847  Bram Stoker - author (Dracula)

1656  Edmond Halley - astronomer (discovered Halley's Comet)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Scorpio (The Scorpion)   Scorpio    

(The Scorpion)

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