On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 01:52:55 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 08 2015 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.

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1931: Actress Darla Hood, best known as the leading lady in the "Our Gang" series from 1935 to 1941, is born in Leedey, Oklahoma. She made her acting debut at age four in the 1935 film "Our Gang Follies of 1936" and continued to be a regular through her final "Our Gang" film appearance in 1941's "Wedding Worries." She continued her acting and singing career up until her death from heart failure at age 47 on June 13, 1979. An autopsy later discovered that Hood had contracted acute hepatitis from a blood transfusion she had recently received during an appendectomy, leading to her death.


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