On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 12:52:55 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 08 2015 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 - 8 Mile
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2002: The hip-hop drama "8 Mile," starring rapper Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Taryn Manning and Kim Basinger, and directed by Curtis Hanson, premieres in theaters. The movie would prove to be a critical and financial success and Eminem would win the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself" the following year.


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