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On November eighth, 1960, Massachusetts Senator John
F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M.
Nixon for the presidency.
On this date:
In 1837, Mount Holyoke Seminary, a
college exclusively for women, opened in South
In 1889, Montana
became the 41st state.
In 1923, Adolf
Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing
power with a failed coup in Munich, Germany, the
In 1932, New York
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated incumbent
Herbert Hoover for the presidency.
In 1933, President
Roosevelt created the Civil Works Administration,
designed to create jobs for more than four
In 1942, Operation
"Torch" began during World War Two as
US and British forces landed in French North
In 1950, during
the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle
took place as US Air Force Lieutenant Russell J.
Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.
In 1966, Ronald
Reagan was elected governor of California.
In 1988, Vice
President George Bush won the presidential
election, defeating Massachusetts Governor
In 1994, midterm
elections resulted in Republicans winning a
majority in the Senate while at the same time
gaining control of the House for the first time
in 40 years.
Ten years ago:
President Bush ordered a new round of troop
deployments in the Persian Gulf, adding up to
150-thousand soldiers to the multinational force
facing off against Iraq.
Five years ago:
Retired General Colin Powell embraced the
Republican Party, but said he would not run for
president or any other political office in 1996
because it was "a calling that I do not yet
One year ago:
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators launched
landmark talks, giving themselves an ambitious
100-day deadline to craft the broad outlines of a
peace agreement. Former President Bush was
honored in Germany for his role in the fall of
the Berlin Wall ten years earlier. President
Clinton participated in a "virtual town hall
meeting" on the Internet, answering
questions from pre-screened online users.
"Man is born to
live, not to prepare for life."
Boris Pasternak, Russian author (1890-1960).