On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 12:52:55 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Gunslinger Doc Holliday dies, the X-ray is discovered by accident, John F. Kennedy is elected president, the Florida recount begins, and the "Guitar Hero" craze is born, all on this day.

OTD November 8 - Ford Edsel
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1956: After turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Company decides to name their new car the "Edsel," after Henry Ford's only son. The distinctive-looking car, which made its debut in 1958, never gained popularity with American car buyers and sold poorly before being discontinued after 1960.

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