Lost and Found – November 8th Edition

What to remember about November 8th…

  • 1889  Montana is admitted as 41st state in the Union
  • 1892  Former President Grover Cleveland becomes only person to win non-consecutive terms as President of the United States
  • 1900  American journalist and author Margaret Mitchell is born in Atlanta, Georgia; most famous for “Gone With The Wind
  • 1923  Adolf Hitler attempts to seize power for the 1st time with Beer Hall Putsch in Munich; he will spend 5 years in prison
  • 1939  Hitler survives assassination attempt; blames British spies
  • 1942  Allied forces land in North Africa for Operation Torch
  • 1950  American pilot Lt. Russell J. Brown shoots down 2 North Korean MiG-15 fighters; first jet-to-jet dogfight in history
  • 1965  Army medic Lawrence Joel earns Medal of Honor for aiding his comrades though he had been wounded twice himself
  • 1966  President Johnson signs bill exempting football from anti-trust laws
  • 1966  Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California
  • 1974  Serial killer Ted Bundy botches kidnapping of Carol DaRonch in Utah; later he is arrested for attack but escapes from jail
  • 2000  Statewide recount begins in Florida to decide 2000 U.S. presidential election

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