On this day: November 2

Published On: Nov 01 2012 08:44:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.

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2006: The Rev. Ted Haggard resigns as president of the National Association of Evangelicals after a man claims they had had sexual trysts together and that Haggard bought crystal methamphetamine from him and they used it together. Haggard, who also stepped down as pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., initially admitted to buying drugs from the man, but denied the other accusations. Haggard, who had been an outspoken opponent of gay marriage, would eventually acknowledge almost all of the allegations against him, including using meth.