On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 01:52:55 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 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.

OTD November 8 - Franklin Roosevelt
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1932: Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected 32nd president of the United States, beating incumbent Republican President Herbert Hoover. In the midst of the Great Depression, Roosevelt would garner 57.4 percent of the vote on the way to carrying 42 states and capturing 472 electoral votes, compared to 39.7 percent, six states and 50 electoral votes for Hoover.