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On November third, 1900, the first
automobile show in the United States opened at New York's
Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the
Automobile Club of America.
On this date:
In 1868, Republican Ulysses
S. Grant won the presidential election over
Democrat Horatio Seymour.
Republican William McKinley defeated Democrat
William Jennings Bryan for the presidency.
In 1903, Panama
proclaimed its independence from Colombia.
Republican William Howard Taft was elected
president, outpolling William Jennings Bryan.
In 1936, President
Roosevelt won a landslide election victory over
Republican challenger Alfred M. "Alf"
In 1957, the
Soviet Union launched "Sputnik Two,"
the second manmade satellite, into orbit; on
board was a dog named "Laika" who was
sacrificed in the experiment.
In 1964, President
Johnson soundly defeated Republican challenger
Barry Goldwater to win a White House term in his
In 1970, Salvador
Allende was inaugurated as president of Chile.
In 1992, Bill
Clinton was elected 42nd president of the United
States, defeating President Bush.
In 1992, Illinois
Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun became the first
black woman elected to the US Senate.
Ten years ago:
Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third
embarked on a fast-paced tour of seven countries
to "lay the foundation" for possible
military action against Iraq. Broadway musical
actress Mary Martin died in Rancho Mirage,
California, at age 76.
Five years ago:
President Clinton dedicated a memorial at
Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of
the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The Labor
Department reported the nation's unemployment
rate had edged down to five-point-five percent in
October, a seven-month low. Typhoon
"Angela" ripped through the
Philippines, killing more than 880 people.
One year ago:
Aaron McKinney was convicted of murder in the
beating of gay Wyoming college student Matthew
Shepard. (McKinney and Russell Henderson, who
pleaded guilty to kidnapping and murder, are
serving life prison sentences.)
"You must be true to
yourself. Strong enough to be true to yourself.
Brave enough to be strong enough to be true to
yourself. Wise enough to be brave enough, to be
strong enough to shape yourself from what you
Sylvia Constance Ashton-Warner, New Zealander
author and educator (1908-1984).