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NOVEMBER 2

1889- North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states, respectively.

1983- President Ronald Reagan signs a bill designating a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., on the third Monday of January.

 

NOVEMBER 3

Diana Darling was born.

 

1952 -Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas.

1957 - The Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in orbit.

 

NOVEMBER 4

John Shannon was born.

 

1842 - Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.

2008 - Democratic Senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election against Senator John McCain, taking 338 electoral votes to McCain's 161.

 

NOVEMBER 5

Kitty Lynch was born.

Howard Schwach was born.

Brian Van Dexter was born.

 

1872 - Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President Grant).

1994 - At 45, George Foreman, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.

 

NOVEMBER 6

William Hickey was born.

Vinnie Furlong was born.

 

1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States.

1913 - Mohandas Gandhi led a march of miners in South Africa. He was arrested three times in the first four days of the march.

 

NOVEMBER 7

Chris Romulo was born.

 

1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.

 

NOVEMBER 8

Bruce Bernfeld was born.

Courtney Cullen was born.

 

1889 - Montana became the 41st state.

1892 - Former president Grover Cleveland beat incumbent Benjamin Harrison and became the only president to win nonconsecutive terms in the White House.

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