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.
2006: Donald Rumsfeld, who had been under fire since early 2006 for military planning and strategy in the Iraq War, announces he will resign as U.S. secretary of defense effective Dec. 18, 2006. President George W. Bush nominates Robert Gates to succeed Rumsfeld during the same press conference.
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