On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 01:52:55 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

Gunslinger Doc Holliday dies, the X-ray is discovered by accident, John F. Kennedy is elected president, the Florida recount begins, and the "Guitar Hero" craze is born, all on this day.

OTD November 8 - 1904 election
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1904: U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who had succeeded to the presidency upon the assassination of William McKinley, defeats Democratic candidate Alton B. Parker for election to his first full term. The Republican incumbent captured 56.4 percent of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes compared to Parker's 37.6 percent and 140.

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