1 of 6 | New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt rides in the back of an open-top car with his daughter Anna Roosevelt Halsted and his wife Eleanor while campaigning in Warm Springs, Georgia, October 24, 1932 On November 8, 1932, voters elected Roosevelt. as the 32nd President of the United States, defeating incumbent President Herbert Hoover. File photo, courtesy of the FDR Presidential Library
Nov. 8 (UPI) — At this date in history:
In 1837, Mount Holyoke Seminary in Massachusetts became the first American college founded exclusively for women. The school, renamed Mount Holyoke College in 1893, celebrated its sesquicentennial with the visit of Prince Charles of Great Britain in 1986.
In 1864, in the midst of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was elected to his second term as president. He was assassinated five months later.
In 1889, Montana was admitted to the union as the 41st state.
In 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered X-rays.
In 1923, Adolf Hitler led a failed attempt to overthrow the German government in what became known as the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler was quickly arrested and charged with treason.
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In 1932, voters elected Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd president of the United States. defeat the incumbent president President Herbert Hoover.
In 1933, American President Franklin Roosevelt facility the Civil Works Administration as an emergency agency responsible for providing jobs to the unemployed.
In 1942, as World War II raged, more than 400,000 Allied troops invade North Africa.
In 1960, John F. Kennedy won the American presidential election, defeating Richard Nixon. Kennedy was the 35th president.
In 1965, the United Kingdom officially abolished the death penalty by granting Royal Assent to the Murder (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Act 1965.
In 1973, the right ear of John Paul Getty III, kidnapped four months earlier, was delivered, accompanied by a ransom demand, to a daily newspaper. The ransom was reluctantly paid and Getty III was found alive at a gas station in southern Italy.
In 1974, Ted Bundy unsuccessfully attempted to kidnap 18-year-old Carol DaRonch from a Utah mall parking lot. His testimony resulted in his conviction for kidnapping, which landed him in prison until his escape in 1977. He then killed more than 30 people and was executed in 1989.
In 1985, a judge overturned the conviction of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter for a 1966 triple murder in a Patterson, New Jersey, bar. free former boxer after 19 years in prison.
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In 1988, US Vice President George HW Bush was elected 41st President of the United States.
In 1994, in a stunning upheaval, Republican candidates won the general election, regaining control of both houses of the US Congress. It was the first time in 40 years that Republicans controlled both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
In 2005, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin declared a state of emergency. in a bid to quell the country’s worst riots in decades.
In 2011, remains of American soldiers were mishandled and body parts were lost at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, a scathing report from Washington concludes. Three senior officials at the base were sanctioned following an 18-month investigation.
In 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons on record, crashed in the Philippines, causing death and destruction on island after island. The death toll rose into the thousands, with hundreds injured and missing and tens of thousands displaced. On January 3, 2014, government officials said at least 6,166 people had been killed and 28,626 injured.
In 2016, elected voters Republican businessman Donald Trump will be president against Democrat Hillary Clinton. He became the first American president without prior military or government experience.
In 2018, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date, the Camp Fire, exploded in Butte County, Northern California. The fire would kill 85 people and cause more than $16 billion in damage.
In 2021, the US government survey strict border and travel restrictions imposed in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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