On this day: November 2

Published On: Nov 01 2012 08:44:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

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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1942: Actress Stefanie Powers, best known for her role opposite Robert Wagner in the 1980s TV drama "Hart to Hart," is born under the birth name Stefanie Zofya Paul in Hollywood, California.