On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 12:52:55 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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

OTD November 8 - 1904 election
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Library of Congress

1904: U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who had succeeded to the presidency upon the assassination of William McKinley, defeats Democratic candidate Alton B. Parker for election to his first full term. The Republican incumbent captured 56.4 percent of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes compared to Parker's 37.6 percent and 140.


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