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.

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1933: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an early New Deal organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed during the Great Depression. The jobs were merely temporary, for the duration of the hard winter.