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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1973: John Lennon releases the album "Mind Games," his fourth post-Beatles album, in the United States. The album, which would be released two weeks later in the United Kingdom, reached No. 13 in the U.K. and No. 9 in the U.S., where it went gold.